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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Watch the Julia Child Challenge

Tune in Monday, March 14 at 9|8 C to watch The Julia Child Challenge. New episodes air every Monday on Food Network and stream on Discovery+.

Enjoy Julia on HBO Max

Sarah Lancashire stars in this eight-part scripted series inspired by Julia’s life and her long-running TV show, The French Chef. Watch the the trailer and tune in for the premiere, Thursday, March 31.

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in the middle season thirteen 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 ChildFriday, May 20th, 2022 at 10:57pm
This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes television producer Kimberly Carver, the force behind both “Julia,” the HBOMax scripted series inspired by Julia’s life, and “The Julia Child Challenge,” a Food Network cooking competition. Todd and Kimberly discuss how both shows came to be, the public reaction and whether we’ve hit maximum Julia or there’s room for more. Plus, as always Kimberly shares a #JuliaMoment. HBO Max Food Network discovery+
http://heritageradionetwork.org/series/inside-julias-kitchen/
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Julia ChildWednesday, May 18th, 2022 at 1:01pm
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Julia ChildTuesday, May 17th, 2022 at 2:11pm
As part of the upcoming Taste of Santa Barbara, May 16–22, many of the region’s restaurants and bars are creating special menu items to honor Julia and her husband Paul. La Paloma Café will be shaking up Hibiscus Margaritas, while Bettina will be serving Tarte Flambé Pizza and Bossie’s Kitchen will be making Pain Perdu. Check out the full lineup for Dine Around with Julia Child and the Paul Child Cocktail Crawl and make your reservations!

Santa Barbara Culinary Experience La Paloma Bettina Bossie's Kitchen

https://sbce.events/dine-around-town-with-julia/
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Julia ChildFriday, May 13th, 2022 at 4:28pm
Taste of Santa Barbara, a celebration of the region’s food and drink May 16–22, will feature a special screening of Julia, the first full-length documentary about the cooking legend’s life and career, as well as a Q&A with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen. To purchase tickets and learn more, visit: https://tasteofsb.ticketsauce.com/e/julia-screening-and-directors-q-a

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Julia ChildFriday, May 13th, 2022 at 2:50pm
This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes San Diego-based Chef Claudette Zepeda, Creative Director at VAGA, in the Alila Marea Beach Resort in Encinitas, and founder of Viva La Vida, which supports single mothers across Mexico. Todd and Claudette discuss lifting up Mexican cooking, weakness and inequities in the food system and being a role model, as well as Claudette’s thoughts on tacos. As always, Claudette shares a #JuliaMoment. (photo: Hope Lee)
http://heritageradionetwork.org/series/inside-julias-kitchen/
Have we reached maximum Julia or is there room for more? We’re asking TV producer Kimberly Carver, the force behind “Julia” and “The Julia Child Challenge,” on this week’s #InsideJuliasKitchen @Heritage_Radio @HBOMax @FoodNetwork @Discoveryplus
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“Julia” and “The Julia Child Challenge” have more than #juliachild in common. Meet the force behind both, television producer Kimberly Carver, on the latest #InsideJuliasKitchen @Heritage_Radio @HBOMax @FoodNetwork and @Discoveryplus
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This week on #InsideJuliasKitchen @tschulkin talks to television producer Kimberly Carver, the force behind “Julia” on @HBOMax and “The Julia Child Challenge” on @FoodNetwork @Discoveryplus @Heritage_Radio
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As part of Taste of Santa Barbara, May 16–22, many of the region’s restaurants and bars are creating special menu items to honor Julia and her husband Paul. @sbculinaryexp
Check out the full lineup: https://t.co/e3FeHrHdU9 https://t.co/x9Vr63yy0U
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