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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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2018 Julia Child Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, the first-ever team to receive the Julia Child Award. To learn more about these restaurant industry leaders and innovators, visit the Julia Child Award web site.

Save the Date!

The 4th annual Food History Gala at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History takes place Thursday, November 1, 2018, and kicks off Food History Weekend. For information and to buy tickets, visit the Museum web site.

2018 Food History Gala Lineup Announced

This year’s gala features a star-studded lineup, including Chef Bobby Flay as MC, Chef Kajsa Alger of Los Angeles’ Blue Window, Chef Traci Des Jardins of San Francisco’s Jardinière and Barbara Fairchild, food and travel writer and former editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit magazine.

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Julia Child is with Douglas Koullapis McClure.Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 2:29am
Today we’re celebrating what would have been Julia’s 106th birthday. Happy birthday, Julia! Here she is with cake and Champagne, while taping an episode of The French Chef in 1972. (Photo: Schlesinger Library | Radcliffe Institute | Harvard University, used with permission)
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 5:27am
Celebrate Julia’s birthday and legacy with a special discussion of the power of place in shaping American regions and regional identity through food. Free 1pm EST this Friday @amhistorymuseum. https://t.co/LC7L9JF6kJ
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018 at 3:24am
Join @amhistorymuseum for a special celebration of Julia’s birthday and legacy this Friday at 1pm EST. This free event will feature cooking demonstrations of dishes Julia made on TV and an exploration of American regional foodways. https://t.co/LC7L9JF6kJ
Sunday, August 12th, 2018 at 11:04pm
Tune in to Inside Julia’s Kitchen to hear host @tschulkin speak with Julia’s friends and family in honor of her 106th birthday on August 15 @AnneWillan @geofdrum #Juliamoment @Heritage_Radio Listen and subscribe on Stitcher: https://t.co/JJfpxywmy0
Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 2:13am
Don’t miss @chefjimdodge making a peach galette and sharing memories of #juliachild on the @Sur_La_Table Facebook page Monday at 12:30pm EST https://t.co/Tk8gFNq5hc (Photo: Ashley Cuoco from Cuoco Contento)