Things kick off Aug. 5 at PBS Food with the availability of nearly 100 exclusive, limited-time-available episodes of various Julia Child series, including In Juliaâ€™s Kitchen With Master Chefs, Cooking With Master Chefs, The French Chef Classics, Baking With Julia, as well as three Cooking in Concert specials. The site promises lots of other Julia-centric content as well, from recipes to articles and even a bit of trivia. â€śWith this multiplatform celebration, weâ€™ve not only created a way for people of any age to explore Juliaâ€™s life and legacy,â€ť PBS president and CEO Paula Kerger says, â€śbut weâ€™re also encouraging them to get into the kitchen and cook, which is exactly what Julia would have wanted.â€ť
On the broadcast side, things are set to be no less spectacular, with an encore presentation of Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit! as well as episodes of The French Chef Classics and even three episodes of The French Chef â€” one of which hasnâ€™t been broadcast since its initial airing in the 1960s. In the wake of what would have been Juliaâ€™s actual 100th birthday on Aug. 15, PBSâ€™ lifestyle channel, Create TV, will host a Julia Child marathon Aug. 18-19.
The whole celebration will be augmented by numerous tributes from established food personalities, producers, food bloggers and fans, whom PBS encourages to submit testimonials, video blogs or other Julia-fed memories. Visit PBS Food to get in on the food, the fun and all of the Julia nostalgia you can handle.