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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Toni Tipton-Martin Receives the 2021 Julia Child Award

Watch culinary historian, editor, writer and TV host Toni Tipton-Martin receive her Award at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, with speakers Nathalie Dupree, Ronni Lundy, Ruth Reichl, and Jamila Robinson.

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 12. Watch the trailer.

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 ChildWednesday, December 1st, 2021 at 8:13pm
Give the gift of Julia Child this season ✨

Books make great gifts—learn more about Julia's MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING: https://bit.ly/3dbNV6M
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Julia ChildThursday, November 25th, 2021 at 3:37pm
Happy Thanksgiving from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts! Here’s Julia adding fresh parsley to the turkey platter, while filming episode 246 of The French Chef in 1971. We hope you enjoy a delicious feast with family and friends! (Photo: Schlesinger Library, used with permission)
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Julia ChildWednesday, November 24th, 2021 at 5:25pm
More on Julia: The Delicious Life of America’s First Food Icon, and a cooking demo by Susan Spungen, the woman behind the food in the documentary. Today Show
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Julia ChildTuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 4:08pm
Sending happy birthday wishes to Rick Bayless, chef, cookbook author, TV host, humanitarian and the 2016 recipient of the Julia Child Award. To learn more about Rick, visit the Julia Child Award web site. Julia Child Award Chef Rick Bayless
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Happy Thanksgiving! Here’s Julia in 1971, adding fresh parsley to the turkey platter, while filming episode 246 of The French Chef. We hope you enjoy a delicious feast with family and friends! #juliachild #thanksgiving (Photo: Schlesinger Library) https://t.co/TCcItDXdhe JuliaChildJCF photo
More on Julia: The Delicious Life of America’s First Food Icon, and a cooking demo by @SusanSpungen, the woman behind the food in the documentary. @Todayshow @FilmmakerJulie @Betsywest
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Sending happy birthday wishes to @Rick_Bayless, chef, cookbook author, TV host, humanitarian and the 2016 recipient of the Julia Child Award https://t.co/TXsTcKfB3w https://t.co/LiMMRsk2sx JuliaChildJCF photo
On this week’s #InsideJuliasKitchen chef, award-winning cookbook author and vegetable guru Deborah Madison shares her #JuliaMoment @Heritage_Radio
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What do we gain by being open-minded about what we eat? We’re asking chef, award-winning cookbook author and vegetable guru Deborah Madison on this week’s #InsideJuliasKitchen on @Heritage_Radio
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