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An Edible Evening

| December 2, 2015 | Parties

THE PARTY Bon App├ętit! It was a foodie fantasy as the National Museum of American History, home to Julia Child’s famous kitchen, partnered with The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to present the first-ever Julia Child Award to world-renowned chef Jacques Pepin. THE PEOPLE A who’s who of culinary greats—including Daniel Boulud, Alton Brown, Sara Moulton and Marcus Samuelsson—took the stage to pay tribute to “Julia and Jacques” (how the longtime friends were affectionately known), while more than 370 guests, including Child’s niece and grandnephew, looked on. “Her favorite cooking partner was Jacques,” said Boulud, before presenting Pepin with his award. “Jacques and Julia were made for each other.” BEST IN SHOW The affair included a three-course feast created by Boulud (and a menu at everyone’s place setting fancifully drawn by Pepin), but inspired by the stars of the evening. “The menu is based on Julia’s cookbooks,” he told his dinner guests. “It’s about simplicity and what Jacques and Julia loved to cook.” We can’t think of a more fitting tribute! –Photos by Jason Dixon


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