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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