Julia Child 100

How to Choose the Best Lobster

Julia Child selects the best lobster while on location in France. (WGBH)

Chef Jacky Robert, owner of the Petit Robert Bistros in Boston and a recent guest on Boston Public Radio, took the time to watch some footage from the WGBH Archives, shot during production of The French Chef on location in France in the 1970s. In this video, Chef Robert helps explain why Julia selects and rejects a sample of lobsters from a French market. 

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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!"

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