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 ChildFriday, October 15th, 2021 at 1:19pm
This week, on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes legendary chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich. Todd and Lidia discuss her passion for sharing Italian food in America and her new cookbook, Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan and A Bowl: Simple Recipes for Perfect Meals. As always, Lidia shares her #JuliaMoment. Lidia Bastianich Heritage Radio Network
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Julia ChildWednesday, October 13th, 2021 at 2:41pm
Did you know 2021 Julia Child Award recipient Toni Tipton Martin met Julia early in her career? This photo was taken in Santa Barbara, California, at a retreat for food journalists in 1986. That’s Julia in the middle of the top row and Toni is on the far right in the first row.
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Julia ChildSaturday, October 9th, 2021 at 5:08pm
This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Sheldon Simeon. Todd and Sheldon discuss the difference between Hawai’ian food and Hawai’i food, his new cookbook Cook Real Hawai’i and what we need to know about dishes like poke and saimin. As always, Sheldon shares his #JuliaMoment.
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Julia ChildTuesday, October 5th, 2021 at 2:22pm
2021 Julia Child Award recipient Toni Tipton Martin shares the story behind her cookbook library and the founding of SANDE, her nonprofit organization, which will receive a $50,000 grant from the Foundation in honor of Tipton-Martin receiving the award. America's Test Kitchen Cook's Country
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Julia ChildThursday, September 30th, 2021 at 1:56pm
Julia filmmakers Betsy Cohen and Julie Cohen on how the culinary icon changed America
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Julia ChildMonday, September 27th, 2021 at 3:09pm
If you’re curious about Chinese American culinary history—or want to learn to master your wok—don’t miss Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying, Thursday, September 30 at 6:45pm Eastern. This all-virtual event, presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will feature cookbook author Grace Young (known as the “stir-fry guru” and “wok therapist”) sharing her wok expertise, as well as her work to document COVID’s impact on Manhattan's Chinatown and to support the AAPI community nationwide. For info and tickets, visit the Museum’s website:
Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 11:43am
Why do Americans love to cook and eat Italian? We’re asking chef, restaurateur and cookbook author @LidiaBastianich on this week’s #InsideJuliasKitchen on @Heritage_Radio
Friday, October 15th, 2021 at 10:28am
This week on #InsideJuliasKitchen @tschulkin talks to chef, restaurateur and cookbook author @LidiaBastianich about her new cookbook, Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan, and A Bowl @Heritage_Radio @AAKnopf