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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Save the Dates!

The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience is excited to announce three upcoming events to support the region’s hospitality and tourism community during this year of recovery.
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The Julia Jubilee

This spring, Cherry Bombe will celebrate the life and legacy of Julia Child as part of a special virtual conference and in their latest issue, dedicated to all things Julia.

Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in season ten 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 ChildTuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 3:49pm
The Foundation is delighted to read about this new show, featuring two friends of the Foundation and previous guests on Inside Julia’s Kitchen. Stephen Satterfield joined us back in season one—listen to his interview on episode 6—and Jessica Harris was part of episode 32, when we spoke with participants of Food History Weekend at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.
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Julia ChildFriday, April 30th, 2021 at 2:05pm
The Julia Jubilee may be over, but there’s still more Julia content to enjoy thanks to Cherry Bombe’s Julia Child Issue which is dedicated to Julia’s life and legacy and includes a map of Julia’s favorite places in Paris, an excerpt from her memoir, My Life in France, the story behind Julia’s kitchen being at the National Museum of American History, a tribute to Julia’s editor Judith Jones, classic recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and so much more. To order your copy, visit
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Julia ChildThursday, April 29th, 2021 at 2:19pm
Today is the final day of the Cherry Bombe Julia Jubilee and we could not be more excited about this afternoon’s panel. Tune in at 3pm ET for a lively and in-depth discussion of Julia’s legacy with her friends, family and chefs. Join moderator Kerry Diamond, founder and editor of Cherry Bombe, along with chef Tanya Holland, Julia’s nephew Alex Prud’homme and cookbook authors Grace Young, Dorie Greenspan and Sara Moulton. The Foundation’s Executive Director Todd Schulkin will make special remarks and chef and writer Jaíne Mackievicz will introduce the panel. It’s an event you won’t want to miss. For more info and to RSVP, visit
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Julia ChildMonday, April 26th, 2021 at 2:32pm
Did you catch Julia’s dear friend Jacques Pépin with chef Angie Mar at the Julia Jubilee yesterday? For more from Jacques, check out this interview with “You & Julia” host amytraverso. GBH Cherry Bombe
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Jacques Pépin first met Julia Child in 1960 while cooking in the Manhattan apartment of mutual friend and food editor Helen McCully. Over the next five decades, they would go on to share countless indelible moments cooking together for viewers like you, a few bottles of wine and even the occasional Sam Adams beer!

Quarantining at his home in Connecticut, Jacques joined our Amy Traverso virtually to reflect on his lifelong friend and culinary soulmate.
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Julia ChildThursday, April 22nd, 2021 at 4:18pm
The Julia Jubilee, a virtual conference celebrating Julia’s life and legacy, kicks off today and we are so excited! The Foundation is delighted to partner with Cherry Bombe on this very special event featuring top chefs, bakers, writers, food stylists and culinary historians celebrating all things Julia. Tune in at 3pm ET today for the first event, a conversation with two very big names in the food world, Stanley Tucci and Ina GartenGarten. Check out the full line up and RSVP on Cherry Bombe’s website.
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Julia ChildWednesday, April 21st, 2021 at 2:23pm
Inside Julia’s Kitchen is between seasons but will be back next month to share conversations with the people shaping the way we cook, eat and think about food. In the meantime, check out one of our favorite recent episodes, featuring wok expert and award-winning cookbook author Grace Young. Todd and Grace discuss how Covid-19 has impacted Chinese restaurants and why we need to save Chinatowns. Tune in to learn more. Heritage Radio Network
Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 11:17am
Do we need to compromise on flavor to get more nutrition from our vegetables? Tune in to Inside Julia’s Kitchen for a veggie-focused discussion with Farmer Lee Jones of Chef’s Garden and the Culinary Vegetable Institute @Heritage_Radio @tschulkin
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Thursday, May 6th, 2021 at 1:34pm
Looking for more Julia content? Check out this interview with Julia’s longtime executive assistant, Stephanie Hersh, who joined Kerry Diamond on Radio Cherry Bombe— @cherrybombemag was our partner on the recent Julia Jubilee.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 12:50pm
Looking forward to this important new show featuring friends of the Foundation @isawstephen and @africooks who have both been featured on Inside Julia’s Kitchen @netflix
Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 11:46am
The Julia Jubilee may be over, but there’s still more Julia content to enjoy thanks to Cherry Bombe’s Julia Child Issue which is dedicated to the life and legacy of #JuliaChild @cherrybombemag