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In this snippet from an interview, Julia Child recounts the story of starting her cooking show, The French Chef.
Publish Date: Dec 16, 2020
In this snippet from an interview, Julia Child recounts the story of starting her cooking show, The French Chef. Child created the first real cooking show after her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking came out.
yourself. Tell me. In 19 early 19 sixties, a public TV station in Boston you started to show the French chef, uh, you were breaking new ground. Then was weight. At that time, there weren't any. There weren't any cooking shows that all on television and WGBH was of the educational chain, and it was mostly talking heads like you and me. Now they thought they'd like to have a little action in My first book had just come out and it was reviewed on the television. I made an omelet or did something like that. They got quite a few letters. Single. Why don't we have a cooking show in the station? Said We'll do. What would you like to try? Three is a pilot and so husband. And I said, Sure, we hardly knew what television was at that point. Then it turned out there was a really audience, and we did 13 shows just on borrowed tape on they went overwhelmingly, you know, they went up over well in Boston. I think Pittsburgh was the first to take them in San Francisco and finally New York, and we were launched, and so there was nobody cooking on television for, I think about a year until the Galloping Gourmet came along and then we know we have. Gosh, I don't know how many cooking shows.