The French Chef debuted on February 11, 1963 on WGBH in Boston. The series had a successful run of ten years on NET (National Educational Television) making Julia Child the first celebrity in the PBS world.
The series was the result of Ms. Child’s appearance in 1962 on a book review program. In addition to her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Ms. Child brought along all the ingredients needed to create the perfect omelet. The demonstration delighted the audience and was the creative spark for The French Chef.
To learn more about Julia Child, I invite you to join us on Thursday, March 11th at 1:30 PM Pacific Time on KSPS-TV for an encore telecast of Julia Child Memories: Bon Appétit! It’s a delightful retrospective of Ms. Child’s career and features memorable scenes from her many cooking programs.