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   Date: 11/14/12 Bookmark and Share

Happy 100th Birthday, Julia—Bon Appetit!

It was 100 years ago when one of Smith’s most iconic personalities was born, on August 15, 1912.

For this year’s annual celebration of Julia Child ’34, on Thursday, Nov. 15, students will dine on special menus in dining rooms across campus, created in honor of the 100th anniversary of Child’s birth.

Brie en Croute, pumpkin ravioli with nutmeg sauce, mustard-coated sirloin, Cornish game hens with apricot glaze are only a few of the mouth-watering Julia Child recipes to be featured in the student dining rooms.

Following dinner, students will be treated to Julia Child birthday cake and ice cream.

To assist digestion, student a cappella groups will serenade student diners with traditional and modern pop favorites. The singing troupes have developed schedules to ensure that every dining room is treated to a performance.

Meanwhile, the Campus Center Café will offer a Julia Child menu for lunch, beginning at 11 a.m.

Julia Child, who died in 2004, is best known for her standard-setting cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and for her long-running television show The French Chef. Child donated her house in Cambridge, Mass., where she lived from 1956 to 2001, to Smith. Proceeds from the sale of her house supported construction of the Campus Center. An etching on a window of the Campus Center Café honors her generosity.

Julia Child Day dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Non-board students who would like to participate should contact dining services, ext. 2300.

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