Julia Child 100

Give Us Your Julia Child Caption and Enter to Win

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Write a caption and enter to win tickets to the Artisan Taste
at WGBH's Food & Wine Festival


"I'm not sure American audiences are ready for the oversized macaroon."

You think you can top our caption for this photo? We bet you can.

Help us celebrate Julia Child's 100th birthday by submitting a caption for this image of Julia, taken from the set of a Provence kitchen. Check back Tuesday, Aug. 21, to see if yours was selected as a favorite by WGBH staffers. 

Please include your name and email address for a chance to win tickets to the Artisan Taste at the WGBH Food & Wine Festival. You don't need to send us a caption to enter to win tickets — all names will be entered to win a random drawing for a pair of tickets to the Sept. 15 event.

Entrants must reside in one of the six New England states and be 18 years or over as of Aug. 6, 2012 to win. See official rules.

By clicking submit I authorize WGBH Educational Foundation to use my caption submitted above in any and all current and future media.


The French Chef: Napoleons — Millefeuilles

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Try this in the kitchen: Napoleons — Millefeuilles (The French Chef/WGBH)

Enter Our Julia Child Caption Contest

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Julia Child caption contest — week one:


And the winner is...

"It's fun to cook in the Y M C A," submitted by Maria B.  

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

A New Spin on an Icon

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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.

Read more about and Taranta—the only certified green restaurant on the North End— on WGBH's blog from Neighborhood Kitchens. The new episode shot in Taranta airs this weekend on WGBH 2. Watch Duarte in action and learn how he makes guavannoli and lucumisu.

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.

The French Chef: Apple Tart

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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!"

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