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How to use a pound of French butter? There have been some great entries - will you add your own for the chance to win a copy of her most famous work?

Many of us were introduced to French cooking through Child's books. We loved her warbling voice and charge-ahead approach in the kitchen, and her sense of humor made us adore her even more. Check out this video of her production of pure carbon for a small taste of that humor. And while you're at it, here are a few more good Julia links.

Wall Street Journal op-ed on Child
Champaign Taste hosts a Birthday Celebration for Julia
NPR: Julia's Kitchen on Display

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