PBS’ New Series ‘Dishing with Julia Child’ Will Celebrate the Best of ‘The French Chef’

updated Feb 24, 2020
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It’s hard to talk about the history of cooking without talking about Julia Child. Besides her brilliant Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Child taught us many invaluable kitchen skills on ‘The French Chef’ — the PBS series that aired over 50 years ago. We still swoon over her high-effort, high-reward pumpkin pie and her snappy coq au vin (chicken in red wine). She taught us a smart way to make poached eggs (you’ll need a pin!) and of course she made us fall in love with butter even more than we thought possible.

Well, if you’re like us and are craving even more cooking lessons from Julia Child (and how could you not?), then we have good news. A new series on PBS wants to bring a little life to Child’s classic TV series. Dishing with Julia Child is a six-part tribute series where each episode will focus on an episode of The French Chef: “The Whole Fish Story,” “The Good Loaf,” “Your Own French Onion Soup,” “Boeuf Bourguignon,” “The Potato Show,” and “To Roast a Chicken.” (Hot tip: Julia Child said you should wash your raw chicken, but you should NOT do this!)

The series will have commentary and anecdotes from nine chefs and cooks: José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Carla Hall, Vivian Howard, Sara Moulton, Jacques Pépin, Éric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson, and Martha Stewart. You can watch the series on PBS Living (also Prime Video channels and Apple TV) and on PBS Passport beginning February 28 — that’s THIS Friday! 

The broadcast premiere will also air across three Fridays in April. “The Whole Fish Story” and “The Good Loaf” will be available come April 3, “Your Own French Onion Soup” and “Boeuf Bourguignon” will go live on April 10, and lastly, “The Potato Show” and “To Roast a Chicken” will finish the six-part series by airing on April 17.

Make sure to add the dates to your calendar! And bon appétit!