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PBS Living to pay tribute to culinary pioneer Julia Child

American pubcaster PBS is honoring seminal chef and television personality Julia Child in its latest digital series. Dishing with Julia Child will feature nine world renowned chefs screening their favorite episodes of ...
February 21, 2020

American pubcaster PBS is honoring seminal chef and television personality Julia Child in its latest digital series.

Dishing with Julia Child will feature nine world renowned chefs screening their favorite episodes of Child’s legendary culinary series The French Chef while sharing how Child impacted their lives, careers and the culture of American gastronomy.

Over a 10-year period beginning in 1963, Child’s The French Chef served as one of the first cooking shows on American television and introduced French cuisine to the American public at a time when it was considered expensive restaurant fare. With her distinctive voice, Child “demystified classic dishes” while empowering and inspiring home cooks and professional chefs to try their hand at creating beef wellington, soufflés and various French pastries.

Featured chefs throughout the six-part series include José Andrés, Rick Bayless, Carla Hall, Vivian Howard, Sara Moulton, Jacques Pépin, Éric Ripert, Marcus Samuelsson and Martha Stewart.

Dishing with Julia Child premieres Feb. 28 on PBS Living. The OTT streaming channel, featuring lifestyle and how-to content, is available via Amazon Prime Video Channels and Apple TV, and via PBS Passport.

The series will also enjoy its broadcast premiere on three consecutive Fridays beginning April 3 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on PBS.

“Julia Child pioneered what cooking shows have become today and to get a once-in-a-lifetime look at how she inspired the master chefs of today is truly a treat,” said Andrea Downing, co-president of PBS Distribution, in a statement.

“As we celebrate PBS icons like Julia Child during our 50th anniversary, audiences will also get an exciting look at how these legacies will shape and inspire the future of PBS,” added Jerry Liwanag, VP of fundraising programming. “This nostalgic series is just one example of the rich food and culture programming that PBS makes available to audiences across multiple platforms.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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