The Julia Child Foundation Wants to Teach You How to Entertain — Julia Child-Style
Just in time for the holidays, The Julia Child Foundation announced via Instagram that you’ll gain the answers to “what would Julia Child do?” during an upcoming virtual event called Entertain Julia Child-Style. Set to air on GBH — home to the chef’s original TV show The French Chef — the special event is guaranteed to offer a few right-in-time tips for making this holiday season and beyond a true success.
French-born American chef and author Jacques Pépin joins Julia’s great nephew Alex Prud’homme — journalist and author of her 2007 memoir, My Life in France — for this free Zoom event on November 18, at noon ET. Together they will offer hosting advice and inspiration, along with a conversation about the celebrated chef’s life and her holiday traditions, all of which are sure to help you to take charge and make your holiday feast the best celebration yet.
Of course, GBH was the natural choice to host such a seasonal sit-down. The station launched Julia into television fame over 50 years ago (a happy accident that began when she filled in for a missing guest at the last minute) — a moment that eventually led to America’s first cooking show that inspired millions to take to the kitchen.
If you’re nostalgic for yesteryear’s culinary creations from the master herself, you can catch some of the original The French Chef episodes (in black and white, of course) that ran on GBH from February 2, 1963, to January 14, 1973. The station also hosts a more modern approach through You & Julia, a web series during which favorite chefs pay homage to Child by recreating her classic recipes and discussing her legacy. To really get motivated this holiday, outfit your kitchen with Julia’s favorite cooking tools.
Tickets for the virtual Entertain Julia Child-Style are free and you can register here.