2015

By | 2017-03-05T17:31:04+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Categories: Timeline|

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 [...]

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2014

By | 2017-03-05T17:29:52+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Categories: Timeline|

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 [...]

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2012

By | 2017-02-19T20:03:41+00:00 February 19th, 2012|Categories: Timeline|

August 15 - Julia's 100th birthday, August 15, 2012 is celebrated.

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2006

By | 2017-03-12T15:47:51+00:00 February 19th, 2006|Categories: Timeline|

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 [...]

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2004

By | 2017-03-14T13:04:45+00:00 February 19th, 2004|Categories: Timeline|

August 13 - Julia dies of kidney failure two days before her 92nd birthday in Montecito, California. View Julia's memorial which appeared in Saveur Magazine.

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2003

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Julia is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, by President George W. Bush

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2002

By | 2017-03-05T17:22:41+00:00 February 19th, 2002|Categories: Timeline|

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:

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2001

By | 2017-03-12T15:47:13+00:00 February 19th, 2001|Categories: Timeline|

Julia is awarded a Daytime Emmy® for "Outstanding Service Show Host" for Julia and Jacques Cooking at Home.

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2000

By | 2017-02-19T19:28:08+00:00 February 19th, 2000|Categories: Timeline|

Julia is elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences – an honorary society that recognizes achievement in the natural sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.

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2000

By | 2017-02-19T19:24:27+00:00 February 19th, 2000|Categories: Timeline|

Julia is awarded L'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (National Order of the Legion of Honor), the highest decoration in France, for her services to French culinary arts.

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