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Julia Child: Cooking With Master Chefs: Michel Richard

Airs Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

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In COOKING WITH MASTER CHEFS, Julia Child visits sixteen nationally acclaimed master chefs in their own kitchens. Each chef demonstrates distinct techniques, regional recipes, and culinary tips which guide home cooks through their favorite recipes.

Expertly preparing each dish and teaching with passion along the way, the master chefs offer the viewer a unique and inspirational learning experience.

"Michel Richard" - This episode features Michel Richard, the chef/proprietor of L.A.'s Citrus restaurant and Citronelle restaurants in Santa Barbara, Baltimore and Washington D.C.

At his home kitchen in L.A., he prepares a chocolate dome cake and hot chocolate truffles using the best ingredients he can find. His skills and suggestions for turning out a winning chocolate dome are just right for the home baker.

About the Chef:

Michel Richard exemplifies the art of cuisine and a love of his profession. Internationally renowned and celebrated, chef Richard is credited with pioneering French/California cuisine before making his move to Washington, D.C., where Michel Richard Citronelle became his flagship restaurant.

From there, Michel went on to open the original Central Michel Richard in Washington, D.C. to rave reviews, winning the James Beard Foundation Award for Best New Restaurant. In 2010, he welcomed Central Michel Richard at Caesars Palace, making it the first-ever restaurant helmed by a James Beard Award-winning chef to be open 24 hours a day.

His empire expands in 2012 to include three new restaurants in Atlantic City at Revel, the 6.3-million-square-foot resort: O Bistro and Wine Bar, O Dining Room, and his third Central Michel Richard at Revel.

With multiple James Beard Foundation Awards to his credit, Richard's creativity can be seen in prestigious culinary publications including Food & Wine Magazine, Food Arts, Los Angeles Times, and Bon Appétit to name a few, and his restaurants hold top honors in the best American dining guides such as Gayot and Zagat.

Michel has published three books, "Home Cooking with a French Accent," "Happy in the Kitchen" which received a James Beard Nomination, and "Sweet Magic," easy recipes for delectable desserts.

Outside of his restaurants, Michel regularly appears at charitable events and food & wine festivals across the country, has designed menus for the National Gallery of Art, and features dishes onboard Amtrak’s Acela First Class service.

Find and follow Michel on Facebook and Twitter at @CitronelleDC, @Centralmr, @CentralLV or @CentralRevel.

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Julia Child: Chocolate with Michel Richard

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Above: Julia Child visits nationally acclaimed master chefs in their own kitchens. Each chef demonstrates distinct techniques, regional recipes and culinary tips that guide home cooks through their favorite recipes. This episode features chef Michel Richard.

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Puff Pastry with Chef Michel Richard

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Above: Master chef at Citrus in Los Angeles, Michel Richard, visits Julia Child in her kitchen. Richard demonstrates the making and baking of puff pastries. He creates a tourte milanese filled with layers of spinach, red bell pepper omelet, ham and cheese. For dessert, he creates sunny-side up apricot pastries. Richard designs the pastry to look like eggs sunny-side up.

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PBS Remembers: Julia Child

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Above: "Julia Child's legacy to America is felt nowhere more strongly than at PBS," said Pat Mitchell, former President and CEO of PBS. "When it all began on WGBH, Boston's public television station, in 1962, no one had ever done a cooking show on television. But Julia set a standard for far more than a genre that has grown exponentially ever since. She made sophisticated cooking techniques accessible while promoting the art of cooking to men and women alike. She was a funny, witty and debonair character who charmed all who knew her - even if just by her television appearances. We're honored to have had her as part of the PBS family and we will cherish her memory."