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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

The Foundation is midway through season four of our podcast, Inside Julia’s Kitchen. Already this season we’ve spoken to a chocolate expert, curators from the Museum of Food and Drink, and the founder of Heritage Foods USA. Tune in!

Save the Date!

The 5th Annual Food History Gala will take place Thursday, November 7 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Stay tuned for more details on this special event to celebrate this year’s recipient and the 5th anniversary of the Julia Child Award.

2018 Julia Child Award Recipients

Congratulations to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, the first-ever team to receive the Julia Child Award. To learn more about these restaurant industry leaders and innovators, visit the Julia Child Award web site.

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Julia ChildTuesday, April 23rd, 2019 at 2:27am
Did you know Julia was a cat lover? In My Life in France, she writes about Minette, the cat she and Paul adopted in Paris and that she says completed their domestic circle. Minette, who played with a Brussels sprout tied to a string, was later discovered to be a rare type of Spanish cat called le tricolaire, a fact that delighted Julia. Julia and Paul associated cats with France and Paris in particular and she continued to admire and adopt them throughout her life. #juliachildcats For more on Julia and her life, visit the Foundation’s web site: https://juliachildfoundation.org/timeline/
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 11:34pm
Did you know Julia was a cat lover? To learn more and see photos of Julia with her feline friends, follow the Foundation on Instagram: https://t.co/wexkyYKGdQ https://t.co/KleikGhdIR JuliaChildJCF photo
Monday, April 22nd, 2019 at 1:38am
Did you know @JuliaChildAward recipient @jacques_pepin has his own Foundation? Tune in toInside Julia’s Kitchen on @Heritage_Radio to learn how this new non-profit organization is making a difference in the culinary world https://t.co/oRsXEIKCAf
Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 12:17am
Tune in to Inside Julia’s Kitchen for @tschulkin’s interview with culinary icon, frequent #Julia collaborator and @JuliaChildAward recipient @jacques_pepin @Heritage_Radio. Listen, subscribe and rate the podcast on Stitcher: https://t.co/JJfpxywmy0 https://t.co/A85Au1T2JM JuliaChildJCF photo
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 at 12:11am
If you didn't have a chance to get to the @NapaMuseum last year France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child returns at @CIAatCopia https://t.co/c6YZVNX0Zq
Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 10:30pm
France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child is now back on display at @CIAatCopia. Visit for a behind-the-scenes look at Julia’s life in France told through Paul Child’s black and white photography @NapaMuseum https://t.co/c6YZVNX0Zq
Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 12:48am
Congrats to @notesfromacook and @FoodandWine on their @IACPculinary nomination. For the inside track on the magazine, check out Hunter Lewis on Inside Julia’s Kitchen: https://t.co/5utg4iFXaB