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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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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!

Join us to celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Child at the inaugural Santa Barbara Culinary Experience, coming March 13–15, 2020 and showcasing the region’s vibrant culinary, hospitality and wider artisan community. For information, visit the SBCE web site.

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in season six 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, December 9th, 2019 at 3:43pm
Chef José Andrés, the recipient of this year’s Julia Child Award, called the menu he created for the 5th Annual Food History Gala, “my tribute to the transatlantic spirit of Julia.” The gazpacho, which José described as, “so Spanish and so American at the same time in a magical way,” was made using a recipe from José’s wife, Patricia. The main course was braised Iberian pork cheeks, served with olive oil mashed potatoes, chanterelle mushrooms with madeira and thyme, and sweet piquillo peppers. And for dessert, José served his mother’s flan with orange supremes and whipped Catalan cream, saying it “tastes like home no matter what language you grew up speaking.” (Photos by Pixelme Studio, courtesy of the National Museum of American History) @americanhistory @chefjoseandres @juliachildaward
Friday, December 6th, 2019 at 7:20am
On this week's Inside Julia’s Kitchen, cooking teacher and award-winning cookbook author @mstevenscooks shares a Venetian island #juliamoment @Heritage_Radio @wwnorton https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 8:19am
Curious about croquembouche? Join @Sur_La_Table Chef Lynne Just and Smithsonian food historian @ashleyroseyoung at @amhistorymuseum for Conquering Croquembouche with Julia Child, free this Saturday at 1pm #SmithsonianFood https://t.co/LC7L9JF6kJ
Thursday, December 5th, 2019 at 6:40am
We’ve been a fan of @Heritage_Radio Executive Director @caityiris since she was a graduate student at @NYU_NFS @nyuniversity and a @JuliaCHildJCF fellow. Learn more about Caity from this @Eater profile: https://t.co/eBQxfxwTe6
Wednesday, December 4th, 2019 at 8:39am
Learn to turn profiteroles and caramelized sugar into a towering croquembouche with Julia’s recipe and help from @Sur_La_Table Chef Lynne Just and Smithsonian food historian @ashleyroseyoung, free this Saturday at 1pm @amhistorymuseum #SmithsonianFood https://t.co/LC7L9JF6kJ
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 at 11:16am
Discover Julia’s croquembouche technique with Chef Lynne Just of @Sur_La_Table and Smithsonian food historian @ashleyroseyoung. Free this Saturday at 1pm at @amhistorymuseum #SmithsonianFood https://t.co/LC7L9JF6kJ