Saturday, January 01, 2011

Here's to Julia Child

For New Year's Eve I decided to make a very retro dinner: duck a l'orange from the first volume of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I neglected Julia's suggestion of simple side dishes and made acorn squash with cranberry relish and kasha to go with it. Our friends Elaine and Bob brought appetizers (spreads from Detroit's fantastic Star Deli) and dessert (a rum cake from a bake sale, made by the wife of the Russian Orthodox priest in town).






1 comment:

Jeanie said...

Oh, my heavens -- it looks GORGEOUS! Good for you, cooking with Julia -- I really do have to dig into that book again. I'm not sure I have the guts for Duck l'Orange. Your holiday looks festive and fun (and I adore your sideboard.)Far more fun than mine, on the tail end of my pneumonia and in bed by 10... Well, there's always 2012! (And New Year's was nice.)