Welcome to Inside Julia’s Kitchen

Created by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, Inside Julia’s Kitchen is your window into the Foundation’s world. Through our podcast, you’ll meet the bright lights of today’s food world, from the organizations the Foundation supports and works with to further Julia’s legacy to individuals at the forefront of cooking, culinary history, and food writing. We’ll be talking to those who are shaping the way we eat, cook and think about food, just as Julia did by inviting the country’s top talent into her kitchen. So, grab a seat at the Foundation’s table and listen in.

Hosted by Todd Schulkin, the Foundation’s Executive Director. Produced by Todd Schulkin and Lauren Salkeld.

Episodes

EPISODE 137: Meet Lidia Bastianich

This week, on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes legendary chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich. Todd and Lidia discuss her passion for sharing Italian food in America and her new cookbook, Lidia’s A Pot, A Pan and A Bowl: Simple Recipes for Perfect Meals. As always, Lidia shares her Julia Moment.

  • Sheldon Simeon

EPISODE 136: Meet Sheldon Simeon

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes chef, restaurateur and cookbook author Sheldon Simeon. Todd and Sheldon discuss the difference between Hawai’ian food and Hawai’i food, his new cookbook Cook Real Hawai’i and what we need to know about dishes like poke and saimin. As always, Sheldon shares his Julia Moment.

  • Sandy D'Amato and Karen Stabiner

EPISODE 135: Meet Sandy D’Amato and Karen Stabiner

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes journalist Karen Stabiner, the west coast editor of The Counter, an award-winning nonprofit newsroom, and chef and cooking teacher Sandy D’Amato of Good Stock Farm in Hatfield, Massachusetts. They discuss what restaurants mean to our communities and how communities have been supporting restaurants throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Plus, we get another double Julia Moment.

  • Chef Nina Compton on Inside Julia's Kitchen

EPISODE 134: Meet Nina Compton

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes chef and restaurateur Nina Compton. Todd and Nina discuss restaurant recovery in New Orleans, both from the Covid-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ida, as well as cooking Caribbean-inspired food in Creole country, and how to foster diversity in professional kitchens. Plus, as always, Nina shares her Julia Moment.

EPISODE 133: Happy Birthday Julia!

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, we’re celebrating what would have been Julia’s 109th birthday with an entire episode devoted to the Julia Moment, when we ask our guests to share their favorite Julia memory, moment or how she has inspired them in their career. Host Todd Schulkin shares Julia moments both personal and professional from guests Grace Young, Stephen Phelps, Erin Jeanne McDowell, Jackie Summers, Julia Bainbridge, Matthew Raiford, Alice Randall, Daniela Galarza and Nancy Oakes. Tune in to hear what these culinary stars have to say about Julia and her continuing legacy.

EPISODE 132: MELISSA KING

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes chef Melissa King, a Top Chef Champion and fan favorite. Todd and Melissa discuss forging your own path in an ever-changing food landscape and being a modern TV chef. Plus, Melissa shares her Julia Moment.

EPISODE 131: NANCY OAKES

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes San Francisco chef and restaurateur Nancy Oakes. They discuss how chefs can foster positive kitchen culture, tipping versus no tipping and the value of hospitality. Plus, Nancy shares her Julia Moment.

EPISODE 130: DUSTIN WILSON AND AUSTIN JOHNSON

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes chef and sommelier duo Austin Johnson and Dustin Wilson of One White Street, a new farm-to-table restaurant in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. They talk about how they joined forces and the restaurant’s dedicated farm in the Hudson River Valley. Plus, we’ll get a double Julia Moment.

EPISODE 129: RODNEY SCOTT

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin talks to acclaimed pitmaster and restaurateur Rodney Scott about whole hog barbecue and his new book, Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ. Plus, Rodney shares his Julia Moment.

EPISODE 128: Zoë François

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes baker and author Zoë François. They discuss her cookbook, Zoë Bakes Cakes, all things meringue, and what to bake this July 4th holiday. As always, Zoë shares her Julia Moment.

EPISODE 127: MATTHEW RAIFORD

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes CheFarmer Matthew Raiford of Gilliard Farms in Brunswick, Georgia. They discuss Matthew returning to his roots on his family farm and his new Gullah Geechee cookbook, Bress ‘n’ Nyam. Plus, Matthew shares his Julia Moment. 

  • Cha McCoy

EPISODE 126: CHA MCCOY

This week on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin talks to sommelier Cha McCoy about how she strives to make the wine world more inclusive and what we should drink this summer. Plus, Cha shares her Julia Moment. 

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