Here’s How to Watch All the FREE Julia Child Content Next Week

updated May 21, 2020
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Do you know what this time with all of us stuck at home, trying to do all of our own cooking could really use? A whole lot more Julia Child in it. Thankfully, there’s a TV station that’s ready to provide just that.

Boston’s public television station, the original home of Julia Child, knows how to celebrate their homegrown hero. WGBH originally aired The French Chef when it began in 1963, and now they’re declaring next week “Julia Child Week” and airing original episodes and much more on their website, as well as their YouTubeFacebook and Twitch channels.

For the last year, you’ve been able to watch all 10 seasons of the show on Amazon, through their agreement with PBS, but this isn’t just airing the show. From 3-6 p.m. each weekday afternoon (May 25-29), the station will air full episodes of The French Chef, including some of her most famous dishes like boeuf Bourguignon, cheese soufflé, and chocolate mousse along with tons of other content mixed in. Look for interviews with chefs and food personalities on how Julia influenced their lives and cooking — including Chris Kimball and Marcus Samuelsson — and live question and answer sessions with Boston food folks on social media, including Tiffani Faison from Top Chef, and Joanne Chang of Flour Bakery.

But perhaps the most exciting part is the archival footage and rare glimpse at behind-the-scenes footage of Julia in Provence in the 1970s, which will run along with context and commentary from Alex Prud’homme, Julia’s great-nephew and co-author on the book My Life in France, about that same time period. For Julia fans, this is a rare opportunity to hear and see more from an important part of her life.

No word yet if the celebration week will include everybody’s favorite segment, when she misses the flip on a potato pancake and just scoops it right off the table back into the pan, reminding viewers “you are alone in the kitchen and nobody can see you.”