Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit!
Airs Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Savor a retrospective that includes some of the most memorable episodes from Julia Child’s classic cooking series, THE FRENCH CHEF: “Bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise,” “To Roast a Chicken” and “The Omelette Show.” In addition to testimonials from noted chefs, the program features commentary from Meryl Streep, who played Julia in the movie "Julie & Julia," and author Julie Powell, who wrote the book on which that film is based.
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Julia Child Quotes: The Woman, The Wisdom
Julia Child was known for her quick wit and memorable one-liners. Read some classic Julia Child quotes on various topics including the art of cooking, relationships, life, and her own legacy. Bon appetit!
Explore Julia’s Legacy
Julia Child has left an indelible mark on the food world. Join the world’s top chefs and food bloggers and tell us how she has inspired you. Explore their tributes to Julia.
For decades, following her screen debut on WGBH Boston, culinary pioneer and beloved public television icon Julia Child opened up new worlds for generations of Americans, showing them that cooking, even French cuisine, was enjoyable and within reach for all.
In celebration of what would have been her 100th birthday on August 15, 2012, PBS will honor Child’s legacy through a multi-platform initiative spanning on-air, online, and social media engagement.
The public television celebration of this effort, from August 5 to 15, begins in the kitchen. PBS viewers and Julia Child fans are encouraged to cook their own versions of a classic Julia dish and share the experience through pictures and blogs on PBS Food and by using the Twitter hashtag #CookforJulia.
PBS invites fans to visit PBS Food as the home for all Julia Child content and to view nearly 100 exclusive limited-time full episodes from: IN JULIA’S KITCHEN WITH MASTER CHEFS, COOKING WITH MASTER CHEFS, THE FRENCH CHEF CLASSICS, BAKING WITH JULIA and three COOKING IN CONCERT specials, as well as recipes and other fun Julia-related content, including articles, links, quotes and a Julia personality quiz.
“At PBS, we are focused on serving the public with content that educates, enlightens and entertains. Julia Child embodied those characteristics, which made her a beloved public broadcasting icon,” said PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger. “With this multi-platform celebration, we’ve not only created a way for people of any age to explore Julia’s life and legacy, but we’re also encouraging them to get into the kitchen and cook, which is exactly what Julia would have wanted.”
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