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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2019 Julia Child Award Recipient

Congratulations to chef, restaurateur and humanitarian José Andrés, the recipient of the 5th annual Julia Child Award. For more on Andrés and the Julia Child Award, visit the Julia Child Award web site.

Save the Date!

The 5th Annual Food History Gala will take place Thursday, November 7 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Museum’s web site

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in season five 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 ChildThursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 2:54am
We’re between seasons on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, the Foundation’s podcast on Heritage Radio Network, but that means it’s the perfect time to catch up on episodes you missed and even better, rate the podcast. Reviews help people discover Inside Julia’s Kitchen, so we encourage you to tell us what you think! Find us on iTunes:
Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 12:30am
Save the date! @sbculinaryexp, a new annual event celebrating Santa Barbara’s culinary, wine, drink and artisan community, kicks off March 13-15, 2020. #sbculinaryexperience https://t.co/t4LKtbg47V https://t.co/HDcTu72f56 JuliaChildJCF photo
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 11:53pm
Costumes, bubbles and drinks named after regulars—it’s all part of what makes the Atomic Lounge in Birmingham, Alabama, so unique. Check it out in the latest @oxfordamerican video to accompany the work of @johntedge https://t.co/FFuM57Ov1z
Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 at 12:01am
Are you missing Inside Julia’s Kitchen? The podcast will be back next month, so tune in for a new season of interviews with the people shaping the way we cook and eat @Heritage_Radio
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Thursday, August 15th, 2019 at 11:39pm
Last night in Santa Barbara, we held a special celebration for what would have been Julia’s 107th birthday and announced the launch of a new annual event, the @sbculinaryexp: https://t.co/KxqrJkioHt #sbculinaryexperience https://t.co/9XMqcwl6WN JuliaChildJCF photo