Julia Child and Jack Savenor (Courtesy Savenor's Market)
Since 1939, Savenor’s Market has been a Boston family tradition. The gourmet butcher shop and grocer made a name for itself, being frequented by Rockefellers, Kennedys and Schlesingers, along with the help of America’s first celebrity chef, Julia Child. She was a loyal customer at Savenor's long before she became a household name, and she continued to source all of the meats for The French Chef throughout the eleven-year run of her educational cooking show. As any fan of the show could attest, Jack Savenor was frequently mentioned on-air, and made several guest appearances as Julia’s butcher.
Keeping the strong family bond with WGBH, Ron Savenor participated in the Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival, a three-day celebration of good food at the WGBH studios in Brighton, and offered a master class called "The Butcher and the Rib".
Chef Jose Duarte gives a fresh spin to the iconic photo of Julia Child. (Photo: Joel Veak)
In 2000, Jose Duarte settled in Boston and opened Taranta in Boston’s historic North End. Called "Boston's most gracious host" by Stuff magazine, Duarte draws from Italian and Peruvian cuisine to create his unique dishes.
Meet Duarte in person at the upcoming Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival, a three-day celebration of good food held at the WGBH studios in Brighton, including an Opening Gala reception, chef demonstrations, a wine auction, farmers market, tastes and seminars.
Julia Child talks about how to make your pastry dough perfect. (WGBH)
About Julia Child 100
Cooking legend Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American cooks in 1963 with WGBH’s pioneering television series, The French Chef. She was passionate about food and she changed the way Americans cook and eat. Find new pieces about Julia here every day — from tributes to early programs to cooking tips and recipes. As Julia herself said, "Bon appétit!"