“I don’t think about whether people will remember me or not. I’ve been an okay person. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve taught people a thing or two. That’s what’s important.” – Julia Child
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 KERA in celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday! (Officially August 15, 2012) Check out offerings from PBS in the form of full episodes, recipes, chef tributes and more by clicking on the menu above. Enjoy our historical KERA promos and interviews with Dallas-area chefs below. We’ll be adding more so stay tuned for new videos featuring globally celebrated and locally notable chefs talking about Julia’s legacy and impact on the world of cooking.
Chef Rick Bayless talks about growing up watching Julia Child on television and how Child introduced him and others to the world of fine cuisine. (From a 2004 interview)
Chef Joanne Bondy reminisces about her first meeting with Julia Child and the kindness that Child bestowed upon her and others she met throughout her life. (From a 2004 interview)
Chef Dean Fearing talks about a time he accidentally allowed Julia Child to ingest a healthy dose of Tabasco sauce. Fearing also remembers hanging out with “the Grand Dame of Cuisine” during her visits to KERA. (From a 2004 interview)
Chef Stephan Pyles talks about his initial intimidation meeting Julia Child and how she taught him that a “joyous kitchen is a prosperous kitchen.” (From a 2004 interview)