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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Stuffed Patty Pan Squash a la Julia Child

I hadn't planned on celebrating the 100th anniversary of of Julia Child's birth today. However, when I stumbled upon the following recipe for Pattypans and Stuffing "from the desk of" Thomas Manchester, while hunting for vintage poultry raising ephemera in the shed the other day, I just couldn't help myself. Who is Thomas Manchester, or Mary M. for that matter and for what gala event was Julia Child's Stuffed Patty Pan Squash going to be served?

I didn't have time to do any kind of thorough research, and no I didn't find what I was looking for in the shed either, but, I did do a quick google search and the only trace of Stuffed Pan Pan Squash I can find that was served at any kind of celebration was back in 1990. According to an article published in the Milwaukee Sentinel, Julia Child visited Milwaukee Wisconsin to promote her book The Way To Cook and to "help usher in the newly created Milwaukee chapter of the American Institute of Wine and Food, (AIWF) a national organization she and other cooking professionals formed in 1981." I didn't "clip" the whole article, just the part that mentions the Patty Pan Squash. You should be able to see the complete article here.

Celebrate Julia Child's 100th Birthday at PBS, and I'll "see" you on Sunday with a garden surprise!!! Louise

24 comments:

  1. A role model for us. She was so talented. I love your reportage here. Thank you for sharing this. XX

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  2. Louse, A very lovely post and very interesting recipe! I’d actually like to give this one a try!! I love squash!

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  3. Hooray--we have lots of patty pan this year!

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  4. have you ever tried to just outright eat a pattypan squash? it's a total waste of time, for there is very little meat and it's a whole lot of trouble to get out. stuffing them seems like a grand idea--lovely homage!

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    1. I've never experienced a pattypan, Grace but from what I read and what you say, it sure seems like it wouldn't fit very much. I'd give it a try though at least once!

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  5. This is such a beautiful recipe and a very interesting post!

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  6. Louise love this post and I love Julia child recipes she alwsys reminded me some things cooked my.mom especially about french cuisine; nice. Post:)

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  7. What a wonderful story! I love how you found the recipe. Someday you'll have to do more research. You may have found a long lost Julia Child recipe! :)

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  8. Cute post. Have never prepared Pattypan squash. In fact, one of the guys at the firehouse generally cooks yellow squash for me; left to my own devices, I eat it raw.

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  9. What a lovely post, Louise! I'd like to try the recipe. Julia really introduced us to entirely new possibilities for our food preparation.

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  10. Gosh, you come up with some amazing finds! I'm always excited to see what you're posting about. Great work with this post! Thank you.

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  11. Louise, you are the master of all research, I have no idea where you find all these golden snippets of information!

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  12. Wow, wouldn't you have loved to see that cooking demo? I sure would. And that article is wonderful...so many great quotes and advice. Thanks for sharing, Louise!

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  13. I loved that Julie and Julia movie!

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  14. Louise, thank you so much for coming to visit me so that I could now find YOU!!! Food, history, stories ... I love it here ... :)

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  15. What a gem of a recipe to turn up in your shed, and thanks for sharing the article about Julia - what a remarkable woman she was.

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  16. Thanks for sharing Louise. I did hear that it was her birthday. I remember watching her on Tv and I enjoyed her so. She was a great teacher and I loved her humor.
    xo Ginger

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  17. What a beautiful post about a cooking goddess my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  18. Happy Birthday to a national treasure! She taught many of us how to cook and I remember watching her TV shows, which were so funny, laughing while learning!

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  19. Thanks for doing the research on this little "Julia-tid-bit" .... you know how much we all love her!

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  20. Happy Birthday, Julia! I love this sort of squash, too!

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  21. I love pattypan squash - typically I'm lazy and I'll just roast it in quarters, but stuffing the squash sounds like a wonderful idea.

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  22. i didnt really know much about julia child until i watched that movie , ' julie and julia'. i think she's really talented and funny too!

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Thanks for dropping in...Louise