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On Julia Child's Birthday, We Honor Her With French Onion-Inspired Recipes (You'll See Why)

Make Julia proud.
08/15/2014 07:00am ET | Updated August 15, 2014

There isn't a lot left to say about the great Julia Child that hasn't already been said one hundred times before. When trying to come up with the best way to honor this great cook for what would have been her 102nd birthday, we had difficulty coming up with something new. And then it hit us, the best way to honor Julia is with food. Delicious, rich and decadent food.

While her passing 10 years ago touched all of us who adored her, what we like to remember from that day was reports of what she ate as her last meal. Julia's last meal wasn't the grand feast she had said she wanted. There was no caviar, oysters, foie gras, pan-roasted duck or poached pears. It was simpler, much less grand, but just as delicious: French onion soup. In our humble opinion, it was perfection.

To honor her memory and remember her well-lived life, we put together a collection of French onion soup-inspired recipes. Bon appetit!

1
French Onion Cheese Bread
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2
Crockpot French Onion Soup
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3
French Onion Soup Burger
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4
French Onion Tart
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Get the French Onion Tart recipe from Jennifer Perillo via Food52
5
French Onion Soup Grilled Cheese
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6
French Onion Soup Macaroni And Cheese
She Simmers
7
French Onion Soup Potstickers
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8
French Onion Soup, The Scorched Way
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Get the French Onion Soup, the Scorched Way from Nicholas Day via Food52
9
French Onion Soup Spread
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10
New-School French Onion Dip
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11
French Onion Soup With Cheesy Croutons
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