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The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts

Julia Child made cooking fun. She inspired millions to take to the kitchen and appreciate the pleasures of making and eating good food. In 1995, Julia had the foresight to establish The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to further her far-reaching impact as a teacher and mentor after her death. Since 2004, the Foundation, through grants made to other non-profit organizations and by presenting the Julia Child Award, continues Julia’s legacy, educating and encouraging others to live well through the joys of cooking, eating and drinking well.



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The 2017 Julia Child Award Recipient

Danny Meyer, CEO and Founder of the Union Square Hospitality Group, restaurateur, business innovator, author, philanthropist and mentor, is the third recipient of the prestigious Julia Child Award. Read the press release and for more information please visit The Julia Child Award site.

2017 Smithsonian Food History Gala

Join Ruth Reichl, Calvin Trillin, Daniel Humm, Will Guidara, and Nick Lander to celebrate Julia Child Award recipient Danny Meyer at the annual Food History Gala on October 26, 2017. Click here to purchase tickets and learn more.

4th Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

It was a weekend of food, fun and discovery. Check out photos of the dinners, demos, and special events at Bacara Resort & Spa.

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Julia ChildSaturday, August 19th, 2017 at 2:26am
Danny Meyer, this year’s Julia Child Award recipient, has selected Share Our Strength as the non-profit to receive a $50,000 grant on his behalf. Share Our Strength is a national organization that fights childhood hunger in America. Their No Kid Hungry campaign works to ensure that children start the day with a nutritious breakfast, are able to get the nutrition they need in the summer, and that families learn to shop and cook on a budget. https://www.nokidhungry.org/ (Photo: Melissa Hom) (Union Square Hospitality Group) #JuliaChildAward

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