French Chef Classics
Cooking legend and cultural icon Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American kitchens in 1963 with her pioneering public television series. Unlike anything ever seen on TV before, it was entertaining and real in a way that influenced every culinary program that followed. In her passionate, capable, and approachable way, Child changed the way Americans cook, eat, and think about food. She was a natural star, warm and exuberant and ready to share all of the lessons she had learned from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and her years of work on her groundbreaking cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Julia presented the nuances of every recipe while also teaching her audience the basics of French cooking, from the proper way to choose and prepare cuts of meat, chop and saute onions, achieve the perfect simmer and how to flambe safely. Never afraid to make mistakes on camera, she used them to her advantage to show her viewers how to adapt with confidence. In honor of what would have been Julia Child's 100th birthday on August 15, this special collection of 3 black-and-white episodes from the 1960s features Julia preparing some of her favorite French classics.
French Chef Classics Previous Broadcasts
French Tarts, Apple Style (Episode #103H)
KQED Life: Thu, Nov 28, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Julia Child makes three French favorites: Tarte aux Pommes Classique, Tarte des Demoiselles and Tartin.
Quiche Lorraine (Episode #102H)
KQED Life: Tue, Nov 26, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
Everybody's favorite French cheese pie. Illustrates: How to make a perfect pie dough, and pastry shell; how to make several types of quiches.
French Onion Soup (Episode #101H)
KQED Life: Thu, Nov 21, 2013 -- 5:00 PM
The most popular French soup, and superb Mediterranean vegetable soup. Illustrates: How to slice onions fast; how to cook and brown onions; hot to make onion soup gratinee; hot to make simple and tasty vegetable soup; how to chop vegetables fast; how to make a cheese and garlic sauce for soup.