Paul McCabe has earned himself “Best Rising Star Chef” from the James Beard Foundation because his cutting-edge dishes blend organic local California produce and self sustainable philosophies into a superb mélange of French California Cuisine. His three -course meal includes a first course of Beet Salad with Caramelized Yogurt, Local Citrus, Valdeon Cheese and Candied Pistachios; a main course of California Lamb Loin over a bed of Farro, Heirloom Carrots and Asparagus, topped with a Spiced Pepper Jam; and dessert: a White Chocolate Panna Cotta served with Local Strawberries, drizzled in Rhubarb Consommé and crowned with Strawberry Snow.
It’s the Grand Dame’s 100th birthday! Celebrate a century of good cooking and good eating with Julia Child. She’s in the kitchen with many of her chef friends, including Jacques Pepin, Gale Gard, and Normal Love, making tasty meals and baked goods.
PBS is home to Julia Child. Since her first cooking program aired on public television in 1963, she has inspired millions of amateur cooks and many professional chefs with her well-honed skills, easy kitchen spirit, and passion for learning.
Julia Child revolutionized American cuisine through her French cooking school, award-winning cookbooks, and world-renowned television programs by presenting an approachable version of sophisticated French cooking to her eager audience for four decades.
She began with a sincere passion for good food and the pleasures of cooking, studying in France in the ’50s with chef/friend Simone Beck. With the help of Louisette Bertolle, another dedicated food lover, they created a cooking school called L’Ecole des Trois Gourmandes and later, in 1961, completed their groundbreaking cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
Her book and the popular television show that followed made the mysteries of fancy French cuisine approachable, introducing gourmet ingredients, demonstrating culinary techniques, and most importantly, encouraging everyday “home chefs” to practice cooking as art, not to dread it as a chore.
Host of numerous shows, including Cooking With Master Chefs, Baking With Julia, In Julia’s Kitchen With Master Chefs, and Cooking in Concert, toques off to Julia Child without whom American cuisine might still mean gray beef and mushy boiled onions.