Julia Child 100

Keeping up Tradition with Savenor's Market

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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".

>>See photos from the first Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival

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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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