Julia Child

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Best Pies in St. Louis: A Roundup

    This month has nothing to do with pies. There is no holiday in April (or May, even) when one is expected to eat pie. It's not National Pie Week or Celebrate Pie Day. It's not March 14 (National Pi Day) or January 23 (National Pie Day). So why are we writing about pie now? A reader bugged us about i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Win a Copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook Just in Time for Author Deb Perelman's Signing at Left Bank Books This Weekend

    Gut Check sure likes to dine out -- lucky for us, it's in the job description -- but we love to reach into the kitchen drawer to try out a recipe or two, too. More often than not, our cursor clicks over to the Smitten Kitchen cooking and baking blog for some inspiring domestic advice spelled out in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 8.13-8.19

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Sweet Art: Amrita made lemon tart with candied raspberries. Family Style Food: Karen shared planked salmon with Indian spices and raita. A Veggie Venture: Alanna made cucumber salad using Julia Child's recipe in honor of the 100th anniversa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: August 17-19

    Friday (Aug. 17): Third Friday @ Third Degree Glass Factory This month's theme is "vroom-vroom." Enjoy samples from Frostbite Gourmet Ice Cream, sip on watermelon martinis, and snack on small plates such as orzo pasta salad, spedini skewered chicken and hummus with pita over the usual live enterta ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 16, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Ten Best Food Events This Weekend: August 10-12

    Friday (Aug. 10): Food Truck Friday @ southwest side of Tower Grove Park Grab eats from Guerilla Street Food, Le Food Truck, recent Cupcake Wars winners The Sweet Divine and many more during this monthly mobile food event. Admission is free. 5 to 8 p.m. Julia Child inspired dinner @ Vin de Set In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2012

    Tidbits: Vin de Set Celebrates Julia Child, Potbelly Cometh

    - Julia Child would have turned 100 years old on Wednesday, August 15. To celebrate the occasion, Vin de Set (2017 Chouteau Avenue; 314-241-8989) will offer a special three-course, prix-fixe dinner from Tuesday, August 14, through Sunday, August 19. For $29.99, diners will receive three courses bas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Best Breakfast Eats in Missouri Author Ann Hazelwood On the Most Important Meal of the Day

    Courtesy of Ann Hazelwood​Ann Hazelwood can tell you where to find a hamburger the size of a dinner plate, a two-pound order of fries and a pancake as big as a hubcap. The author of 100 Things To Do In and Around St. Charles, 100 Best Kept Secrets of Missouri, 100 Unique Eats and Eateries in M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Three Examples of the Current Food Television Chaos

    Image via​Is Julia Child rolling over in her grave yet? Cooking shows, the genre she helped create, are roaring out of control. So says Saveur editor-in-chief James Oseland in Sunday's Los Angeles Times. Specifically, "It's foodie chaos right now." Oseland should know; he's been a judge on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Jeff Robtoy of the Bleeding Deacon Public House, Part 2

    This is part two of Chrissy Wilmes' Chef's Choice profile of Jeff Robtoy of the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813) in south St. Louis. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe from Robtoy, will be published tomorrow. Chrissy WilmesCara Murphy and Jeff Robtoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 3.21-3.27

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Kaldi's Coffee: Kaldi's began profiling its baristas that will compete in the South Central Regional Barista Competition. Off the Menu: Joe continues his tour of the local fish fry circuit. Sounding My Barbaric Gulp! Kelly spent the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Eating the Pyramid

    New year, a bazillion new diet industry ads. Ellen Tarlin of Slate's "Clean Plate" column cuts through the fads and begins an attempt to stick to the food pyramid for a week while examining the conflicting nutritional information and research that can make it so difficult to understand what we need ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    Man Watching Julie & Julia Every Day for a Year, Blogging the Experience

    ​This has been making the rounds over the past few days -- I saw it on Eater this morning -- but Gut Check is never one to pass up a fun story, especially when it allows us to question another human being's life choices.Meet Lawrence Dai, a student at Northwestern University who has decided to wat ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Chilean Wine Sales Skyrocket After Mine Drama

    Chilean miner rescue leads to increase in Chilean wine sales. Harper's Wine and Spirits notes that British retailer Tesco has had a 325% increase in sales of wine from Chile since the rescue of the miners who'd been trapped since August. Gourmet Live shares one of the stories from their iPad app r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Marilyn Scull of Ann & Allen Baking Company and Park Avenue Coffee

    This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Marilyn Scull of Ann & Allen Baking Company and Park Avenue Coffee. To read part one, click here. Part three, a recipe, will be posted soon. Robin WheelerTime to make the...gooey butter cake!​Did your family cook when you were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    The Morning Brew: 4.2

    Nearly forty years after opening local food stalwart Chez Panisse, Alice Waters still inspires both inspiration and ire. "Alice Waters annoys the living . . . . out of me. There's something very Khmer Rouge about Alice Waters. I'm suspicious of orthodoxy when it comes to what you put in your mouth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    2009 in Review: August

    ​Ian FroebThe Terrace View in Citygarden​August was an unusually busy month, with numerous restaurant openings and closings. Let's dwell on the positive above the fold: The Terrace View opened in Citygarden, Downtown's spiffy new sculpture park; Downtown scored an honest-to-God grocery store in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    What to Get Your Novice Foodie This Holiday Season

    User "Wikidemo," Wikimedia CommonsMerry Christmas! (Watch your knuckles.)​What to get the novice foodie(s) in your life this holiday season? Here are some gifts that I heartily recommend. These are invaluable tools, well worth the space they take up in my own kitchen because I use them so frequen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Five Easy Food Costume Ideas for Halloween

    Kevin Dooley, Wikimedia Commons​I don't like Halloween. It's an adult holiday now, what with all the sexy nurses and sexy pirates and -- I'm going to go out on a limb and hazard a guess here -- this year way too many Michael Jackson-inspired costumes of questionable propriety.At any rate, even bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Julie & Julia & Ellis

    ​Recently unearthed footage from the pilot of The French Chef from WGBH in Boston, featuring political reporter -- and current Riverfront Times managing editor -- Ellis Conklin in the role that Julia Child would make famous. Test audiences reacted poorly to the then-127-year-old Conklin, who refus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    The Novice Foodie: Julia & Julie & Kelli

    Part of my concept of what being a foodie entails is being able to cook well. I think I'm a decent home cook. I cook mostly from scratch, and I love being in the kitchen, but dishes that take a long time or have a complicated ingredient list intimidate me, mostly because I have the attention span of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Julia Child Haunts the Sneak

    Fernando de Sousa, Wikimedia Commons Julia Child is haunting me.In full disclosure, I invited her in. I just didn't realize that beloved, deceased TV chefs followed roughly the same rules as vampires. Man, that is going to be no good for Mario Batali. That gentleman has stringent minimum garlic req ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    How Joy Grew in St. Louis Here's St. Louis' cookbook star.​By now, everybody knows all about Julie & Julia, even those who have no intention of seeing the movie. (A theory on the ridiculous amount of media coverage: Nora Ephron's got the goods on every movie and food writer in N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    FoodWire: Vin de Set, Eleven Eleven Mississippi Honor Julia Child

    You know who we don't hear about much these days? Julia Child. Sister restaurants Vin de Set (2017 Chouteau Avenue; website) and Eleven Eleven Mississippi (1111 Mississippi; website) are looking to change that. This Saturday, August 15, both restaurants are hosting a special dinner featuring the fiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    What Do Bess and Stephen Colbert Have in Common?

    ​RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Like every other food blogger in St. Louis and probably the country, I went to see Julie & Julia over the weekend. (It was mandatory. There was a memo and everything.) I enjoyed it. A cat played a minor but alm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest: 8.1-8.7

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.Sounding My Barbaric Gulp: Kelly shares her thoughts on Julie & Julia -- with bonus comment from Julie Powell herself.FamilyStyle Food: In honor of Julie & Julia, Karen makes Julia Child's bouillabaisse.St. Louis Eats & Drinks: Say? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Julie & Julia, the RFT Review

    ​As you are probably aware, Julie & Julia, the Nora Ephron film, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams, inspired by the lives of super-chef Julia Child and the blogger she inspired, Julie Powell, opens in St. Louis this weekend. Robert Wilonsky reviewed Julie & Julia for Riverfront Times and ... More >>

  • Film

    August 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 7.31

    Holy crap! It's the last day of July!Much more on the blight that has devastated the tomato crop in the Northeast. (New York Times)A new study reiterates concerns that we are overfishing the world's oceans. (Washington Post)Gawker says the food bloggers hating on Julia Child-aping blogger Julie Powe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    New Michael Pollan Article in Times Magazine

    Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto) has an epic new article in this weekend's edition of the New York Times magazine in which he tackles the decline of cooking in America and the rise of food-related television programming. Well worth your time. Here's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    The Morning Brew: Wednesday, 7.22

    A different kind of food safety: Don't eat and drive. (New York Daily News)Did Julia Child approve of blogger Julie Powell's movie-inspiring attempt to cook the famous chef's recipes? (Publishers Weekly)More on the Julia/Julie controversy from famed cookbook editor Judith Jones. (Slashfood)

  • Film

    May 20, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Cooking For Your Cat: Cat Munchies

    RFT staff writer Aimee Levitt and her cat, Bess, continue their culinary adventure.Bess just hissed.This is a rare occurrence these days. In our old apartment, she hissed a lot, but that was because one of our cat-roommates, Henry, was an asshole. He liked to eat her food and lie on her favorite spo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest

    A look at what's happening at our favorite St. Louis food blogs... Iron Stef uses the microwave to make homemade potato chips. Chocolate cupcakes with bourbon and pecan from the Cupcake Project. Food Interviews chats with the founder of the Food and Liquor Project. More after the jump? You betch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    Your Weekly St. Louis Food Blog Digest A look at what's happening at some of our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Go say hello to the Cupcake Project! Bill leads STL Bites into a new realm of consumer advocacy with a review of Araka's restrooms. A Veggie Venture has a recipe for your Super Bowl party. Karen has a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2007

    The Morning Brew: Friday, 11/9

    The well is dry today, my friends. Does anyone still follow the Atkins Diet? Here are more reasons to avoid it: heart disease. (Reuters) For those who like the sordid underbelly of the restaurant world: A Portland chef makes his name with a new style of eating, bails on his investors, and then sta ... More >>

  • News

    November 15, 2006

    St. Louie Chop Suey

    You are what you eat: The story of a culture, told through its cuisine.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    Ballpark Village Celebrity Chef Betting Pool Now Open

    source: Coming soon to a Ballpark Village near you? Word is that Ballpark Village might feature not one but two "celebrity chef" restaurants! Whose cuisine will reign supreme just a long fly ball from the home of our ten-time World Series champs? Here's the early line (odd ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2006

    Bounty by the County

    The states winemakers and food producers arent exactly key playersin the global economy. A Mizzou professor aims to change all that.

  • Calendar

    January 19, 2005


    Celeb chef Alton Brown is just here for more food (and he'd like to see you, too)

  • Dining

    January 30, 2002

    Old Hat

    Café Balaban, revered as one of St. Louis' great restaurants, is riding on its reputation

  • Dining

    October 3, 2001

    Rustic Never Sleeps

    Forget toasted ravioli: Trattoria Marcella purveys a different kind of Italian fare

  • News

    February 7, 2001


    Week of February 7, 2001

  • Dining

    September 13, 2000

    Killer B.

    One chef makes the jump from country club to Clayton, with delicious results

  • Dining

    August 2, 2000

    Brulee Brouhaha

    The hot controversy over cold crème brûlée

  • News

    June 21, 2000

    Fertile Imagination

    In the era of modern agribusiness, organic farmer Paul Krautmann faces a tough row to hoe, but his innovative natural solutions yield delicious results

  • Dining

    June 7, 2000

    Westerfield Haul

    Leaving the eaten path for a sumptuous dining experience at the Westerfield House

  • Film

    November 24, 1999


    Written and directed by Atom Egoyan

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