Julia Child Cookoff: Part Trois- Cassoulet






The Downtown Walla Walla Foundation is having a cooking contest!  In the Julia Child theme, the dish is cassoulet.

Cassoulet: ” a rich, slow-cooked bean  stew or casserole originating in the south of France, containing meat (typically pork sausages, pork, goose, duck and sometimes mutton), pork skin and white haricot beans”  -(Wikipedia)

I’m going to enter my best rendition of a white bean stew.  I’m thinking a rich, roasted, beef bone stock, pork (belly?), sage, rosemary, lots of roasted and fresh garlic…..

This is going to be fun!!

If you’re in the WW area, consider joining us, as a participant or guest!


Julia Child Cook-off

Part Trois

Sunday, February 19

2 – 4 pm


Join us for this celebration of all things Julia Child and all things delicious!  This year the featured dish is cassoulet – a slow cooked bean dish originating from the south of France, made with white beans, various forms of pork and usually some duck confit thrown in for good measure.

If you would like to be a contestant and try your hand at pleasing our judges with your version of cassoulet please contact the Downtown Foundation office at 509-529-8755.  We will fill you in on all the details.

The event is at the Marcus Whitman Hotel this year with Chef Antonio creating a cassoulet for all guests of the event.  We always have a great time with music, food, wine and, of course, Julia!


Tickets are $15 and are available at the Visitor Center at 26 E. Main St.!  Event proceeds will be donated this year to the Salvation Army’s Food Bank Capital Project.

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3 Comments on “Julia Child Cookoff: Part Trois- Cassoulet”

  1. February 6, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Good luck! Another opportunity for you to get another award! “Award-winning chef, Melissa Davis”

  2. February 9, 2012 at 6:49 am #

    Oh, God! I wish I was there. I love, love, love Cassoulet.
    You might look at Argentine “Locro” for ideas to add a twist. It’s another bean stew with game meats.
    Good luck!

  3. marcia
    February 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm #


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