Julia Child and The Galloping Gourmet

PBS Food asks Chef Graham Kerr, from television’s The Galloping Gourmet, about his time with Julia Child on the show, “Cooking In Concert.” In the midst of the Julia Child 100th Birthday Celebration, Kerr pays tribute to her legacy.

What was it like working with Julia Child?

Julia was marvelously unpredictable, her mind worked at twice the speed of her voice and body. I once said, after tasting a rather cayenne loaded spoonful of her sauce that “as an Englishman I feel I have just been violated”. She shot back instantly, ” really…I wouldn’t have thought it was that easy!”

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The Strong Representation of a Female Chef

By Karen & Quinn Hatfield, Hatfield’s and The Sycamore Kitchen (Los Angeles)

Julia child is an icon who has contributed immeasurably to the food world. Some of our earliest food memories involve Julia child on the television with mom in the background trying to keep up. We even have a version of her carrot cake available at The Sycamore Kitchen. She was and continues to be a very significant and strong representation of a female chef. Her style and sensibility are timeless.

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Meeting Julia Child in Aspen

By Pascal Oudin, Pascal’s on Ponce

When I received the Best New Chef Award from the Food and Wine Magazine, in June 1995, I had the pleasure to meet Julia in Aspen’s Food and Wine Festival.

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It’s Okay to Be a Female Head Chef

PBS Food asks Chef Beatrice Ojakangas about her time with Julia Child on the show, “Baking with Julia.” In the midst of the Julia Child 100th Birthday Celebration, Ojakangas pays tribute to her legacy.

What was it like to work with Julia Child?

I was nervous at first, but the instant I got into the kitchen with her, she had a way of making me feel important – like I knew something she didn’t. She was gracious, welcoming, and really fun to work with her because she asked lots of questions.

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Emeril Lagasse Remembers Julia Child

Emeril Lagasse is widely known and loved for his years of cooking shows on The Food Network, Hallmark Channel and other networks. But did you know he cooked with Julia Child on PBS before that? Here are his thoughts about working with Julia, and her legacy to the food world.

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One of the Great Pioneers

By David Myers, Comme Ca, Pizzeria Ortica

Julia Child is one of the great pioneers of not only cooking show buts of making cooking fun. She has influenced me in so many ways. One being – the fact that you can watch her on her show, and see her love and ease of cooking. I also love that whenever she makes a mistake, it’s okay – I always found that very inspiring. I admired her for doing something challenging, but yet doing it with fun and pizzazz. Julia really made me realize and appreciate that cooking is just fun.

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Lobster and a Tribute to Julia Child

This post is reprinted with permission from Food Fix Kitchen

By Rachel Willen, Food Fix Kitchen

I’m not going to lie. This recipe will take a while. From start to finish, probably three hours. Not including shopping, because this is not one of those “fly by the seat of your pantry” recipes about which I brag that you “probably have everything you need for this already!” It’s JULIA. With JACQUES. It’s lobster. PBS.org is doing a summer long tribute to this doyen of home cooking, this translator of the time-honored French technique for the American audience, in honor of her 100th birthday on August 15th. This recipe and post is my slice of that pie, or should I say soufflé.

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A True Female Role Model

By Sara O’Donnell, Average Betty

One of Julia’s quotes says, “I had a lack of confidence, which caused me to back down from forcefully stated positions; and I was overly emotional at the expense of careful, ‘scientific’ thought. I was thirty-seven years old and still discovering who I was.”

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