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Julia Child at GBH


Cooking legend Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American cooks in 1963 with GBH’s pioneering television series, The French Chef. Now the subject of the HBO Max series, Julia, explore what's fact and what's fiction.

Julia was passionate about food and she changed the way Americans cook and eat. GBH is proud to look back at her accomplishments and how we helped to make her a household name and launched the entire cooking program genre. Explore the world of Julia Child here—from tributes to early programs to cooking tips and recipes. And, as Julia herself said, "Bon appétit!"

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    First 'French Chef' Director Russ Morash Remembers Julia Child

    In 1963, a recent BU grad named Russell Morash, Jr. got his chance to direct a television show at WGBH and he ended up making Julia Child a new kind of celebrity — the star of a cooking show.
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    Slide Show: 5 Fun Facts about GBH’s The French Chef and Julia Child

    Cooking legend Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American cooks in 1963 with GBH’s groundbreaking television series, The French Chef, now the subject of the HBO Max series, Julia. Julia was passionate about food and she changed the way Americans cook and eat. GBH is proud to look back at her accomplishments and how we helped to make her a household name and launched the entire cooking program genre.

    We’re taking a look at what's fact and what's fiction.
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    In the Kitchen with Russ Morash: GBH’s Discovery of Julia Child

    His French language skills were sorely lacking. While growing up, dinners at his house were overcooked fish, fowl and vegetables. He was a theater actor by training. So, what was this 27-year-old doing as producer/director of GBH’s The French Chef with Julia Child? We spoke with Russ Morash, now in his eighties, who is featured in HBO Max’s new fictionalized Julia series, about the early years of the GBH program, his relationship with Julia and what GBH was really like back in the day.
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