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Julia Child

Welcome to KQED Food's Julia Child portal where you can find recipes, books, videos, audio stories and historical information about Julia Child. August 15, 2012 would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday and PBSFood celebrated 100 years of Julia Child by sharing never before streamed episodes of her classic shows as well as tributes from celebrity chefs.

Read the story of how Julia Child met Jacques Pépin at KQED's Bay Area Bites

Watch Jacques Pépin's centennial celebration tribute video to Julia Child.

 

 
Videos: Julia Child

Julia Child — Archive of American Television Interview

Full 6-part oral history interview with TV chef Julia Child. Ms. Child discusses her first television show The French Chef created in 1962 for Boston's PBS station WGBH which was on the air until 1973. In 1978, Ms. Child returned to public television with Julia and Company. She talked about being a regular on Good Morning America throughout the 1980's. In b-roll, Ms. Child also presents some of her favorite cooking utensils and appliances. Conducted June 25, 1999 by Michael Rosen.

Meryl Streep talks about Julia Child and movie Julie & Julia

Meryl Streep talks her role in the movie Julie & Julia. The photos are stills from the film in which Meryl Streep plays Julia Child.

The French Chef on Saturday Night Live

The classic skit featuring Dan Aykroyd as Julia Child on Saturday Night Live in 1978.

The real Julia Child on The French Chef

Julia Child presents the Chicken Sisters spotlighting Miss Roaster of the Year in this clip from the episode "To Roast a Chicken."

Julia Child on McDonald's French Fries

In this KTEH Classic Clip from 1995, Julia Child discusses her fondness for McDonald's French Fries.

Julia Child on Joining the O.S.S.

In this KTEH Classic Clip from 1995, Julia Child discusses her experience in the O.S.S. during WWII.

"The Ring of Truth: Atoms" featuring Julia Child

First clip from Philip Morrison's 1987 PBS program "The Ring of Truth: Atoms" featuring Julia Child as an "applied biochemist" who uses her "artistry" to isolate pure carbon in a rather amusing way.

"The Ring of Truth: Atoms" featuring Julia Child part 2

Second clip from Philip Morrison's 1987 PBS program "The Ring of Truth: Atoms" featuring Julia Child cooking a diamond.

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