America's Chef-in-Chief

Two new shows broaden and extend Julia Child’s legacy

America's Chef-in-Chief
Julia Child gave Americans a new appreciation of French food and wine. (Paula Lerner)
From the Jun 30, 2022, issue

Celebrity chefs come and go, but Julia Child remains. A home cook who wrote the cornerstone cookbook of French cuisine in the U.S. and was the first food TV star, she commanded the respect of professionals and earned the abiding love of her audience. It seems we can’t get enough of her: The many shows she made during her life still clock impressive streaming numbers today; in 2009 Meryl Streep played her in Julie & Julia; and last year a documentary film was released. This year brings a competitive cooking show and the first season of a drama about her rise. Read about Child's continuing legacy, on and off the screen.

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