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 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.
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.
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.