The Woman With All The Energy

PBS Food asked Chef Joachim Splichal of Patina Restaurant Group about his time with Julia Child on the show, “In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs.” In the midst of Julia Child 100th Birthday Celebration, Splichal pays tribute to her legacy.

What was it like working with Julia Child?

Working with Julia was like a dream. I remember thinking how fantastic it was for a woman her age to have more energy than most people who worked for me. For example, she was in the kitchen at 5 am working hard to get the segment done and had her last glass of wine at 11 pm at a local restaurant in Boston.

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Julie Powell Shares How Julia Child Inspired Her

Julie Powell famously cooked every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” and her blog that documented her journey later became a book that served as the plot line of the successful “Julie and Julia” movie. Julie shares why she decided to attempt her challenge and what impact it had on her life.

In 2009, Julie talked to Wine Spectator about her experiences during the year she cooked her way through the cookbook:

Video courtesy of Wine Spectator.

About Julie Powell

After a misspent youth involving loads of dead-end jobs and several questionable decisions, Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia–made into a major motion picture by Nora Ephron starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams–has found her calling as a writer-cum-butcher. She lives in Long Island City, Queens, when she isn’t in Kingston, NY, cutting up animals.

My Memories of Julia Child

By Jean Claude Cavalera, Randolph’s Restaurant and Bar

Bon anniversaire Julia!

At the age of 34 years old I was promoted within the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel to the Ritz-Carlton Boston. It was one of those moves I never really anticipated; from sunny California with nouvelle cuisine to chicken pot pie and Dover sole Meuniere table side.

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Bringing French Culture to America

By Michel Bardavid, The Secret Garden Restaurant

I came to America with only a little cooking experience and worked my way to fun cooking knowledge.

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Thankful to Cook for Julia Child

PBS Food asks Chef Roberto Donna about his time with Julia Child on the show, “In Julia’s Kitchen with Master Chefs.” In the midst of the Julia Child 100th Birthday Celebration, Donna pays tribute to her legacy.

What was it like working with Julia Child?

It was an amazing experience, exciting and fun. In the beginning I was very nervous to be in front of the camera with such a prominent person, but quickly I felt relaxed. She was so kind to me and immediately put me at ease and quickly, we had a nice chemistry working, cooking together.

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Thank You, Mrs. Child

By Samantha Ferraro, Little Ferraro Kitchen

Thank you, Mrs. Child

I have always been fascinated with good foods, but it was late in my twenties and in the more recent years that my pallet began to wander off the beaten track.

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Food For My Soul

By Megan McCann, Megan’s Munchies

Growing up, I occasionally saw Julia Child on PBS as I was flipping through channels. I admit that I never really sat and watched a full episode of her show. Her recipes and cooking are amazing, but she inspired me more with her food for my soul through her inspirational words. From the beginnings of my blog to the recent decision to start a cake business and my future plans, her words have inspired me and pushed me forward towards my dreams.

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The First Strong and Vocal Female Chef

By Pearl Cash, Pearl Café

It’s truly impossible to overstate how important Julia and her books were to me at the beginning of my restaurant career. Strong and vocal female chefs were not easily found in the 1970’s to use as a role models, but there she was laughing, teaching, encouraging and telling us to press on even if the results were not exactly as we expected. When developing my menu’s today I still ask “What would Julia do?”

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