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Julia! America’s Favorite Chef

About Julia Child

By filmmaker Marilyn Mellowes, director of American Masters: Julia Child! America’s Favorite Chef. Scooping up a potato pancake, patting chickens, coaxing a reluctant soufflé, or rescuing a curdled sauce, Julia Child was never afraid of making mistakes. “Remember, if you are alone in the kitchen, who is going to see you?” she reassured her television […]

Julia! America’s Favorite Chef

Filmmaker Interview – Marilyn Mellowes

American Masters Online sat down with JULIA! AMERICA’S FAVORITE CHEF filmmaker Marilyn Mellowes. American Masters: What got you interested in this project? What drew you to Julia Child? Marilyn Mellowes: Julia was a larger-than-life figure who revolutionized the way that Americans ate, talked, and thought about food. She was warm, completely unpretentious and embraced life […]