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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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Inside Julia’s Kitchen

Listen and subscribe to the Foundation’s new podcast on Heritage Radio Network. Each week, host Todd Schulkin speaks with the bright lights of today’s food world, from the organizations the Foundation supports to individuals at the forefront of cooking, culinary history and food writing.

France is a Feast in California

The Napa Valley Museum in Yountville is home to France is a Feast, a special photo exhibit inspired by Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt’s recently published book, France is a Feast, the first-ever book devoted to the photography of Julia’s husband Paul.


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. Stay tuned for more information!

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Julia ChildSaturday, March 17th, 2018 at 3:34am
Each year the Foundation supports the Les Dames d'Escoffier Int'l (LDEI) Legacy Awards, which provide women working in the food, beverage and hospitality industries with the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience through one-week mentorships with women working in their field. This year’s application deadline is April 1. For more details and to apply, visit the Les Dames d’Escoffier web site:

Shown here is Jenny Dorsey, one of last year’s recipients. Thanks to the Legacy Awards, Jenny, a professional chef, artist, food writer, and culinary consultant (and a recent guest on our Inside Julia’s Kitchen podcast) spent a week learning from Dames Carolyn Wente and Amy Hoopes of Wente Family Estates.