10 of Julia Child's most famous dishes

Canard a l'Orange

Perhaps the most coveted duck dish in Julia Child's repertoire, while the preparation of the duck is important, it is the caramel-colored orange sauce that makes this dish stand out. 

Boeuf Bourguignon

This hearty beef stew from the pages of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" is, hands down, Child's most infamous dish.

Coq au Vin

Child mastered this widely popular French dish, featuring flavorful chicken with mushrooms and onions in a red wine sauce.

Moules a la Mariniere

Child made plenty of delicious seafood dishes, but her steamed mussels platter in white wine is probably the most duplicated

French Onion Soup

While this side dish has become commonplace in American-style restaurants, Child's version requires some extra time and care-, with added flavor to make it well worth the extra work.

Salade Nicoise

 This tasty salad consisting of tuna, hard-boiled egg and anchovies is easy to recreate in the comfort of your own kitchen.


Child popularized this variation of pizza, native to Southern France, which consists of olives, anchovies and onion filling.


Child's recipes typically called for high amounts of butter, so it's no surprise that this well-known French pastry bread can be found in her recipe archive.

Reine de Saba

According to the New York Times, this decadent chocolate and almond cake was the first French dessert that Child ever made

Chocolate Mousse

Paris-based pastry chef David Lebovitz used the term "perfect" when describing Child's sticky and sweet chocolate mousse recipe.