Julia Child: Beloved Icon, Role Model...Homophobe?

In the affectionate Julia Child outpouring that's surrounded Julie and Julia, a few less-savory facts have come to light - like a less-than-tolerant attitude towards homosexuality. To wit: » 8/07/09 4:20pm 8/07/09 4:20pm

Child's Play: Clash Of The Titans

Anyone who's seen Mastering the Art of French Cooking knows that Julia worked with a co-author: Simone Beck. The two women had a smash on their hands, but all was not rosy: » 8/06/09 12:40pm 8/06/09 12:40pm

Child's Play: Time For Luh-unch!

The egg can be one of your very best friends, as Julia shows us in this vintage French Chef from 1964 (Mad Men time!), which features "eggs for elegance." » 8/05/09 1:20pm 8/05/09 1:20pm

Child's Play: "The Temptation Of Eve" A Disaster

In addition to bringing French cuisine to our shores, Julia Child is famous for fucking things up with flair. Yesterday, we took a look at a classic French Chef episode about cheese souffle. Today, a tarte tatin goes spectacularly awry! » 8/04/09 1:20pm 8/04/09 1:20pm

Child's Play: Collars & Cheese

Have you heard about Julie & Julia? Well, PBS is doing God's work and offering full episodes of Julia Child's The French Chef. All this week, we'll be excerpting from a few of our favorites. Today, cheese soufflé! » 8/03/09 2:00pm 8/03/09 2:00pm

Julia Child: Feminist Icon?

Writes pantry-saint Michael Pollan, "You may think of [Child and Steinem] as antagonists, but that wouldn't be quite right. They actually had a great deal in common... and addressed the aspirations of many of the same women." » 7/30/09 5:00pm 7/30/09 5:00pm