One of Julia Child's favorite store-bought snacks was part of her Thanksgiving dinners: Goldfish. Those cheddar, fish-shaped crackers were served with Child’s holiday spread.
Child served these crackers because they perfectly complemented the chef's go-to martini. Goldfish used to be served alongside cocktails before they became popular with kids.
The salty, savory, and slightly cheesy snack was perfect with the upside-down martini, also known as a reverse martini, a vermouth-forward cocktail that was Child’s favorite.
Goldfish have made a comeback as a bar snack, appearing not only in Julia Child's Thanksgiving menu but also in popular cocktail bars, such as Dynaco, one of New York's best bars.