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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Learn About Julia’s Life and Legacy

Julia: The Delicious Life of America’s First Food Icon, a new documentary from RBG filmmakers Julia Cohen and Betsy West, opens in New York and Los Angeles, Friday, November 5. Watch the trailer.

Meet 2021 Julia Child Award Recipient Toni Tipton-Martin

The famed culinary historian, editor, writer and TV host is the recipient of the 2021 Julia Child Award. To learn more about Toni and what the $50,000 award grant will fund, click here.

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation just kicked off season twelve of our podcast, Inside Julia’s Kitchen, on Heritage Radio Network. Tune in to hear host Todd Schulkin interview the people shaping the way we cook and think about food.

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Julia ChildMonday, September 20th, 2021 at 3:08pm
Julia Child documentary directors Betsy West and Julia Cohen reveal which iconic recipes they cooked for the camera—you will definitely want to make those potatoes! Variety
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Julia ChildFriday, September 17th, 2021 at 2:17pm
This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes chef and restaurateur Nina Compton. Todd and Nina discuss restaurant recovery in New Orleans, both from the Covid-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida, as well as cooking Caribbean-inspired food in Creole country, and how to foster diversity in professional kitchens. Plus, as always, Nina shares her #JuliaMoment. Heritage Radio Network
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Julia ChildWednesday, September 15th, 2021 at 2:24pm
Is the Julia documentary a feminist love story? Washington Post
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Julia ChildTuesday, September 14th, 2021 at 2:10pm
During Happy Birthday Julia, a virtual celebration of Julia’s birthday hosted by the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, we got to enjoy a special sneak peek at the upcoming Julia Child documentary. Many viewers wrote in asking for the name of the French cinematographer responsible for some of the film’s gorgeous shots. Filmmakers Julia Cohen and Betsy West shared that her name is Nanda Fernandez Bredillard. The film debuts in select cities on November 5, 2021. If you missed the celebration event, you can still watch:
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Julia ChildMonday, September 13th, 2021 at 3:44pm
Betsy West and Julie Cohen, the filmmakers behind Julia: The Delicious Life of America’s First Food Icon, on the comfort Julia provides, especially to a pandemic-wracked world. Variety
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Julia ChildThursday, September 9th, 2021 at 2:55pm
Amongst her many accomplishments, 2021 Julia Child Award recipient Toni Tipton Martin is an award-winning author. Her 2019 cookbook, Jubilee: Recipes From Two Centuries of African American Cooking, a recipe collection that takes African American cooking beyond soul food, received the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Trailblazer and Book of the Year awards, as well as a James Beard Award. Her previous book, The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, was published in 2015, and is a widely-acclaimed annotated bibliography that tells the story behind her rare cookbook collection. Learn more about Tipton-Martin’s books in our 2019 Inside Julia’s Kitchen interview:
Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 at 12:01pm
New Orleans chef and restaurateur Nina Compton shares her thoughts on creating and fostering diversity in professional kitchens on this week’s #InsideJuliasKitchen on @Heritage_Radio
Monday, September 20th, 2021 at 11:50am
Do we need to revamp how restaurants are run? We’re asking New Orleans chef and restaurateur Nina Compton on this week’s #InsideJuliasKitchen on @Heritage_Radio
Friday, September 17th, 2021 at 11:19am
This week on #InsideJuliasKitchen @tschulkin talks to chef and restaurateur Nina Compton about restaurant recovery in New Orleans in the wake of #covid19 and Hurricane Ida.
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