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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2020 Julia Child Award Recipient

Food Tank’s Danielle Nierenberg has been named this year’s Julia Child Award recipient and will use the accompanying $50,000 grant to fund a new series of Food Tank Food Talk Live events, as well as a Food Justice Fellowship. Read more.

A Statement from The Foundation

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Inside Julia’s Kitchen

The Foundation is in season nine 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, October 21st, 2020 at 4:10pm
In the latest issue of Oxford American, Leslie Pariseau profiles Melissa Martin, chef and owner of Mosquito Supper Club in New Orleans and author of the cookbook Mosquito Supper Club: Cajun Recipes from a Disappearing Bayou. The piece is part of Oxford American’s always rich and engrossing food coverage and supported by a grant from the Foundation. Plus, it includes recipes for Boiled Shrimp and Melissa’s Seafood Dip. The Oxford American magazine Mosquito Supper Club
Friday, October 16th, 2020 at 11:48am
Tune in #SmithsonianFood History Weekend, kicking off at 11am ET with a World Food Day event featuring 2020 @JuliaChildAward recipient @DaniNierenberg, 2019 @JuliaChildAward recipient @chefjoseandres, Laura Reiley, @leahpenniman and Vimlendra Sharan. JuliaChildJCF photo
Thursday, October 15th, 2020 at 5:42pm
The @JuliaChildAward was designed by Ashley Howell of @avid_creative and each year a new award is created and engraved by @rsowensawards. @DaniNierenberg @foodtankLearn more on our Instagram page:
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 at 2:08pm
How do Chinese restaurants factor into American food heritage? We’re asking wok expert and award-winning author Grace Young on this week’s Inside Julia’s Kitchen @stirfrygrace @Heritage_Radio