2017 Smithsonian Food History Gala Watch video of restaurateur Will Guidara of Eleven Madison Park, as he pays tribute to Danny Meyer, his mentor and the recipient of the third-ever Julia Child Award.
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.
The Foundation establishes the annual Julia Child Award to foster Julia’s legacy. It is given to an individual who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats and drinks. The recipient is selected by an independent jury and presented with the Award at a gala hosted by the Smithsonian's National Museum [...]
The U.S. Postal Service® honors Julia's legacy along with four other revolutionary chefs with the release of the limited-edition Celebrity Chefs Forever® stamps. The other chefs featured are James Beard, Joyce Chen, Edna Lewis and Felipe Rojas-Lombardi. "Seeing cooking as a source of delight, they invited us to feast on regional and international flavors and were [...]
Julia's memoir, My Life in France, co-written with her grandnephew, Alex Prud'homme, is published. The book spans her childhood through the years she spent living with Paul in France and Europe, learning how to cook and publishing Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julia ends the book with..."And thinking back on it now reminds me that [...]
Julia's Cambridge kitchen, which she donated to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is unveiled in the museum and becomes one of its most popular exhibits. Listen to Julia's comments: