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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!

Julia Child
Julia ChildSaturday, April 21st, 2018 at 3:19am
The Foundation is proud to support Spoons Across America’s Farm to Book program, a monthly curriculum for second graders in New York City schools. Using children’s literature, Farm to Book gives students the opportunity to experience new and unfamiliar foods. Each lesson focuses on a different book and includes a tasting or other food-focused activity. Here, we’re sharing a snapshot from a Farm to Book lesson last spring at PS 161. After reading How Did That Get in My Lunchbox? by Chris Butterworth, the students made fresh homemade butter by shaking a mason jar full of heavy cream. Learn more about Spoons Across American and Farm to Book: http://spoonsacrossamerica.org/programs/farm-to-book/