Happy Birthday Julia Child + Easy Roast Chicken Recipes

August 15, 2012 | By | Comments (3)

If you haven’t seen it yet, this is the video that everyone you know will be talking about this week.

In honor of what would have been Julia Child’s 100th birthday, PBS has put up a remix of clips from her cooking show on their YouTube channel. Even better? They’ve autotuned it. Not only is it catchy (we can’t get “bring on the roasted potatoes” out of our heads!), but it puts together some of Julia’s best advice over the years. For example:

“Freshness is essential—that makes all the difference.”

“You need some fat in your diet, or your body can’t process your vitamins.”

“The real test of a good chef is a perfectly roasted chicken.”

“I like the smell of cooking; it makes me feel at home.”

So in Julia’s honor, here are several roast chicken recipes to test out:

Basic Roast Chicken // Simple Roast Chicken // Roast Chicken and Vegetables // Roast Chicken with Oven Fries // Garlic Roast Chicken // Rosemary, Lemon, and Garlic Chicken

Bon appétit!