August 15, 1912: Julia Child is Born
Today marks the 102nd anniversary of Julia Child’s birth. The American chef was known for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her television cooking program, The French Chef. The PBS program was one of the first cooking shows on television, and set the foundation for food television as we know it today.
Photos: (1) Harvard University, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America (2) Julia Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History