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Since her death a few months ago, I have been wanting to serve an all-Julia dinner, as a kind of tribute to her and her influence on home cooks. December 10 I pulled it off! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Wedgwood plates from around 1910

Wedgwood plates from around 1910


The table is set for a Julia Child dinner

The table is set for a Julia Child dinner


Zephyr eyes me suspiciously as I skurry around the kitchen

Zephyr eyes me suspiciously as I skurry around the kitchen


Asparagus and shitakes at the ready

Asparagus and shitakes at the ready


Soup bowls will hold the cream of watercress soup

Soup bowls will hold the cream of watercress soup


Scallops and shrimp parisienne from Vol. I of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"

Scallops and shrimp parisienne from Vol. I of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"


The seafood will sit snugly in puff pastry shells

The seafood will sit snugly in puff pastry shells


Jane and Jack Censer in the kitchen before dinner

Jane and Jack Censer in the kitchen before dinner


Mary Fawcett and Roy Rosenzweig before dinner

Mary Fawcett and Roy Rosenzweig before dinner


The room next to the kitchen is loaded with dishes

The room next to the kitchen is loaded with dishes


The pumpkin brulées are ready for their torching

The pumpkin brulées are ready for their torching


Watercress soup from Vol. I

Watercress soup from Vol. I


Beef braised in wine, Vol. I

Beef braised in wine, Vol. I


Shitakes, shallots, and crestnuts in Madeira wine and cream

Shitakes, shallots, and crestnuts in Madeira wine and cream


The blow torch makes the brulées crackly

The blow torch makes the brulées crackly


The dessert is ready for its close-up

The dessert is ready for its close-up


After dinner, the table is no longer so pretty

After dinner, the table is no longer so pretty


Egads! Where did all those dirty dishes come from?

Egads! Where did all those dirty dishes come from?


The dishwasher was busy for the next twelve hours

The dishwasher was busy for the next twelve hours


Puff pastry shells in the shape of fish will hold the seafood first course

Puff pastry shells in the shape of fish will hold the seafood first course