PBS Food asks Chef Lora Brody, author and photographer, about her time with Julia Child on the show, “Baking with Julia.” In the midst of the Julia Child 100th Birthday Celebration, Brody pays tribute to her legacy.
What was it like working with Julia Child?
Being on Julia’s show wasn’t the first time we worked together. In 1985 working with 10 other Boston area women we founded the Women’s Culinary Guild, the country’s first food service related networking organization. We became good friends and Julia and Paul war frequent guests at our home, as we were at hers. Even so, when I was standing in her kitchen and the cameras were rolling and it dawned on me that I was actually on tv with Julia, I was rendered speechless. Julia cured that instantly be giving me a sharp knuckle nudge in my hip (out of camera range) which brought me to my senses. Working with Julia was always fun, always a learning experience and always left me with yet another wonderful Julia story for my treasure trove of memories.
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