#CookForJulia: Join the World in Celebrating Julia Child

Celebrate Julia’s Legacy

Julia Child was a beloved American icon who pioneered an entire genre of cooking shows and taught a generation of food lovers that cooking can be easy and enjoyable. Join us in celebrating her 100th birthday this August by cooking a Julia Child recipe in her honor.

How to Participate

Just find your favorite Julia Child recipe — see our collection of recipes and cookbooks if you need inspiration — and cook it between August 5 and August 15. It doesn’t matter if you are cooking for yourself, for friends or for your entire family, Julia has a recipe for you.

By choosing a recipe, using fresh ingredients and enjoying your creation (even if it doesn’t come out perfectly), you are helping us honor the legacy of the chef who inspired a nation to be brave in the kitchen.

Share Your Love of Julia

We want to see your Julia-inspired dishes. Take a picture! Tell us what you created! You can share your experiences in the comments below, on our Facebook page, on Twitter (using the hashtag #CookForJulia), or on your own blog, tumblr or other spot on the web.

Grab one of our I <3 Julia banners you can share on the web!

We will compile all of the contributions below for everyone to read, share and comment on.


Leave a Tribute

You can also join the world’s top chefs and food bloggers in writing a tribute to Julia. Read the tributes we’ve collected here. And then leave your own tribute here.