Whisk shallots and dijon. The basic French dressing of France is very simple indeed — oil, wine vinegar or lemon juice, salt, and pepper; mustard, herbs, and garlic are optional. Did you ever read that great little snippet in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking that adding sugar to a French vinaigrette is ‘heresy’? Julia Child's Vinaigrette Dressing “People Who Love To Eat Are Always The Best People” ~ Chef Julia Child. The Vinaigrette. Add in oil slowly, whisking to keep from separating. A centennial celebration usually involves food as part of the merriment. We could not agree more! Julia Child; Viola! As a youngster, I remember Chef Child’s ebullient & refreshing personality creating amazing dishes on her PBS television show The French Chef. This simple dressing highlights the best of all the components of Nicoise salad without sticking out: it’s the perfect complement. This vinaigrette is full of beautiful fresh flavor, and inspired by the master of French cooking herself, Julia Child! JULIA CHILD JULIA CHILD'S VINAGRETTE RECIPE Ingredients: 1 tablsepoon Shallots, minced 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar 1 teaspoon Fresh Lemon Juice 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 1/4 cup Olive Oil Preparation: Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a wire-whip, or… But can you imagine the groaning buffet table, filled with mouth-watering delicacies, trenchers of ripe and succulent wines, and ambrosial sweets that could only have been made with divine guidance? Add in vinegar, whisking.