Julia Child

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    This Week's Five Best Food Events in NYC

    Bummed about California Chrome missing the Triple Crown? Or maybe the Rangers are giving you night sweats? If your weekend didn't turn out as planned, here are a few food events that should get you back into your groove.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    The Rise of Chocolate and Innovators of American Cuisine: What to Do This Week

    From discussions on chocolate to a spring sake festival, this week holds a number of chances for culinary education. And if you haven't yet had the chance to purchase our Choice Eats tickets for an old fashioned tasting extravaganza, here's your last chance for $60 tickets -- they'll be $70 at the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    In Luke Barr's Provence, 1970 a Key Moment for New American Cooking

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Lessons in Eating Well From Simca's Cuisine Still Resound 40 Years Later

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Noah Fecks & Paul Wagtouicz's The Way We Ate, Our Cookbook of the Week

    Publishers love to send us cookbooks here at Fork in the Road, and often those books come straight from the chefs at some of New York's best restaurants. So we decided to share the love, and each week, we'll feature a new book, a recipe, and a few thoughts on cooking from the authors. Check back eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2012

    Q&A: Charlotte Druckman on Skirt Steak, Food Network, and Women in the Food Industry

    Charlotte Druckman has written for Travel Leisure, the Wall Street Journal, Town and Country, and many other publications about food and chef culture. But in her most recent endeavor-- a book titled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen -- Charlotte interviews ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Kids Immortalize Cheetos in Awesome Summer Jam

    [See More Clips of the Day: How to Make Beer Ice Pops | Sweet Julia Child Remix (Loaded with F-Bombs?)] Do yourself a favor and take five minutes to watch this seriously talented crew of kids immortalize their favorite after-school snacks in "Hot Cheetos and Takis." (If you're not familiar with Tak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    What's With All These Movie Stars Having Sex With Food?

    Meryl Streep has certainly never played a role as racy as in Hope Springs. (SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT!) The three-time Oscar winner goes to sex therapy sessions, plays with herself, attempts a blow job in a theater, and even tries to learn oral techniques with the help of some bananas. It's a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Google Says 'Happy Birthday' to Julia Child

    [See More Good Stuff: More Than Mere Cilantro, a Guide to Mexican Herbs | Heirloom Bling, Heritage Birds] Today's Google doodle is of a happy Julia Child putting together a feast in the kitchen. Illustrator Willie Real discusses his process (and you can see some fun sketches of ideas that didn't ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Under the Toque: Maison Premiere Gets a New Chef, Marcus Samuelsson Still Angry

    Brooklyn's Maison Premiere gets a new chef. Jared Stafford-Hill -- who worked at AdourAlain Ducasse, Bobo, Craft, and Gramercy Tavern is set to take the eatery to a more comprehensive menu. [New York Times] Marcus Samuelsson still isn't over Eddie Huang's Red Rooster piece: "Are you kidding me? It ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 8, 2012


    A tasty 100th birthday party

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Dan Aykroyd's Side-Splitting Send-Up of Julia Child on SNL (Caution: Gore)

    On December 9, 1978, 17 years after Mastering the Art of French Cooking was published, and after Julia Child had become a beloved household name, Dan Aykroyd donned a wig and did a parody of her hit show, The French Chef. Now, in anticipation of the Julia Child centenary next month, and the publicat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Marge Becomes a Food Blogger on this Sunday's Simpsons [Yawn]

    20th Century Fox via Grub StreetI recognize most of the characters, but who's the bald guy?​ The end-times for Foodism are near, my friends. This Sunday, Marge Simpson turns into a food blogger, as reported in an extensive Grub Street interview with Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman. To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The Kitchn Looks at Judith Jones' Kitchen

    Random House​She might be one of the most important people in the cookbook publishing world, but Judith Jones, the editor who championed Julia Child way back when, has a surprisingly normal New York City kitchen. The Kitchn takes a tour today of her Upper East Side apartment, which is refresh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Julia Child Now Available on iPad; Hunger Costs the U.S. Billions Annually

    The e-book version of Julia Child's seminal Mastering the Art of French Cooking was released for the iPad this week. [NY Times] The cost of hunger in the U.S. was $167.5 billion last year, due in large part to the recession and slow recovery. [BusinessWeek] Cheese geeks still love talking about af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    The 20 Greatest Bread Quotes of All Time​Well, maybe not of all time -- how far back does the world's literature really go? And we blush to note that most of these quotes come from Western sources, at that. But read on anyway, because some of them are pretty damn funny, or at least pithy and philosophical.

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Pichet Ong's Favorite Junk Food is Maltesers. And Kit Kat. And Ice Cream. And Chips: Interview Part 2

    Photo courtesy Pichet OngPichet Ong, Master of International Desserts​Yesterday we spoke with Pichet Ong about his new gig at Coppelia (207 West 14th Street, 212-858-5001). Today, he reveals more about his forthcoming cookbook and his favorite junk foods.

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Always Open Presents Yet Another Web Series About Foodies

    Food is becoming quite the trendy subject matter for web series these days. First there was news of Foodies, the web series that premiered last night and which seeks to ridicule all those who love sea urchin ceviche. Now College Humor has Always Open which features actor David Koechner chatting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Thomas Keller to Be Recognized by French Legion of Honor; Subway Now Bigger Than McDonald's Worldwide

    ​Thomas Keller will be named Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor, joining the ranks of Julia Child and Alice Waters as the only Americans in the food world to get the honor. [Diner's Journal] More good news about the Mediterranean diet: a new Greek study found new evidence that it helps i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Reese Witherspoon Gets Peggy Lee Fever

    ​She won an Oscar for her performance as June Carter Cash in Walk The Line and now Reese Witherspoon is in negotiations to play sultry jazz singer Peggy Lee in a biopic done by Norah Ephron, who's fresh off doing Julia Child. Questions, questions.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Your Sexy Spy Roundup, From B to P

    ​ We already know that Mother Russia's sexiest spy, Anna Chapman, is, And sometimes topless. But there have been plenty of other good looking spies in fiction, movies and throughout history. And we're feeling patriotic on this day after the Fourth of July, 'bout a roundup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Williamsburg's Whisk Will Open at the Limelight

    Whisk NYCFrom Brooklyn to the moon, by way of Sixth Avenue.​When the Limelight Marketplace opens this Saturday, it will number yet another food-related vendor among its ranks.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    New Cooking Channel Strives to be "Grittier," "Edgier," "Hipper"

    Hello, gorgeous.​The Scripps Network today announced the lineup for its new Food Network spin-off, the Cooking Channel, which will infiltrate living rooms beginning on May 31.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    There's Going to be Another Julia Child Book

    Time to stir up more publishing profits!​Julie Child is set to get some more love on the printed page: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has just announced it will publish As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto on Dec. 1. As the Times reports, the book will comprise more than a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    What's Happening This Week: Special Oscar-Inspired Dishes; A Final Days of Winter Menu

    As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Oscar Week Menu Delmonico's March 1-7 As you get ready to see who will take Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards, Delmonico's is offering a special menu i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Sexual Addiction Can Really Get Out of Hand

    A friend of mine told me that his ex is so sexually addicted that, once he tried recovery, he couldn't even masturbate for fear that it would launch him back into his horndog mania! Taking a hand to himself would be equivalent to a recovering alcoholic grabbing just a tiny sip of champagne--i.e., a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    'Koodie' Is Coined, Further Polluting Food Lexicon

    hoyasmeg/flickr​Just when 'foodiot' had started to settle into the food lexicon's collective gut, so-called Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert has given us this bitter pill to swallow: koodie. His definition:

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Readers' Picks for Best Cookbooks

    Last Friday, we brought you our picks for the 10 best cookbooks of all time. Commenters were unusually mum on pointing out mistakes, but several of you wrote in or e-mailed us to add these contenders to the list: The Way To Cook by Julia Child (Knopf, 1989) Simple French Food, The French Menu Cook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    A New Food Network On the Way; Julia Child Contemporary Charlotte Snyder Turgeon Dies

    ​Scripps Networks has plans to launch a cooking-focused TV channel next year, called the Cooking Channel, that will replace Fine Living. The company has a growing appetite for food programming following a joint venture to bring the Food Network to Europe. [Wall Street Journal] New Jersey can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Judith Jones on Cooking for One

    Christopher Hirsheimer​The summary of Judith Jones' life's work so far is enough to make your head spin. She is currently senior editor and vice president at Alfred A. Knopf, which she joined in 1957. Before that, she had worked for Doubleday in New York and Paris, where she accomplished littl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    The French Not So Keen on Julia Child

    Associated Press, 1978​ In France, Julie and Julia was released yesterday. But it turns out that most French people have never heard of Julia Child--The Art of French Cooking was never translated into French--and those who have are decidedly lukewarm on the subject. Julie Andrieu, a cookbook ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Meryl Streep Sighted in Gourmet Garage--Or Was It Julia Child?

    ​Just spotted Meryl Streep in the Gourmet Garage at 10th Street and Seventh Avenue South. She had the adjacent checkout line to herself, and was buying several bags of fruits and vegetables. The last thing I saw go into the sack were some granny smith green apples. She kept her head down, wore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Mastering the Art of French Bidding

    ​Mastering the Art of French Cooking, it was reported earlier this week, has hit the bestseller list for the first time since it was published 48 years ago. Thanks largely to Julie & Julia fans who've rushed straight from the multiplex to the bookstore, Julia Child is acquainting a new gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Food Bloggers Everywhere; Child Cookbook at No. 1

    ​A New Hampshire lobsterman caught a rare, cobalt-blue lobster last Wednesday. The 1 1/2-pound lobster will not be boiled alive, but will instead live out its days at the Seacoast Science Center. Only one in 5 million lobsters are blue. [NY Daily News] In these times of do-it-yourself cooking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Had Enough of Julia Yet? Then Take a Julia-cation

    ​If you think the Julia Child wave has crested, think again. Now, you can take your Julia show on the road with a Julia Child-themed tour of Paris and Provence. New York-based culinary travel company Tour de Forks is touting a seven-night trip, complete with excursions to Le Cordon Bleu, led b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Favorite Meryl Movie?

    ​La Streep can do anything--except give a bad performance, it seems. From Sophie to Miranda Priestley to Julia Child and beyond, Meryl's choice is to always do quality work brimming with wit and wisdom. I mean, the woman can pull off drama, comedy, period pieces, cameos, accents, and even sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    The Blogroll Gazette: Instant Starbucks, Shitshows & a Swedish Meatball Truck

    This week in food blogs... Eat Me Daily posted Sandra Lee's response to Anthony Bourdain's calling her "pure evil": "He needs to have a cocktail and lighten up." Serious Eats pitted Starbucks' new line of instant coffee packets against Nescafe. The result? Instant Starbucks "really isn't bad." Mi ... More >>

  • Columns

    August 11, 2009

    President Rejects Gay Hustler!

    Plus Abe Lincoln's logs and more than 15 minutes at Warhol's birthday party.

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    On Bookshelves, Both On and Offline, A Good Dose of Julia

    mellemusic/flickr​ At least one good thing has come out of the ridiculous media frenzy surrounding the release of the film Julie & Julia: a renewed interest in Julia Child's brilliant written works. Eat Me Daily noticed that Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 is currently t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Nora Ephron Dishes More on Her Eating Habits; Starbucks Goes Lean

    ​Everyone's talking to Nora Ephron this week, including Newsweek. The Julie & Julia director drops several new nuggets of culinary information about herself: "I'm a pretty careful eater but I do love a good corn chip, I really do." [Newsweek] Life as a competitive eater isn't as glamorous as ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2009
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    August 3, 2009

    Videolinks with Our 10 Best Food-Themed TV Shows

    #1: Julia Child This last Friday, we ran a ranking of Our 10 Best Food-Themed Television Shows, and it included, in addition to old chestnuts like Julia Child and the Galloping Gourmet, some more obscure food-show hosts, folks like Justin Wilson, who introduced every recipe with a Cajun traveling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Food-Themed Television Shows

    ​A few afternoons ago I had the pleasure of hearing Jacques Pepin discourse on his friendship with Julia Child, whom he met in 1960. He recalled their opportunity to work together on a show called Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home, created in 1999 in Boston and featuring both of them in the kitc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Our Ten Best: Tomorrow, Food-Themed Television Shows

    ​Friday morning, Fork in the Road climbs into the "green dead eye of the TV," as novelist Cynthia Buchanan so aptly put it, to ferret out the very best television shows with a food theme. No stone will be left unturned as we consider sitcoms like Maude, ancient cooking shows from the likes of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Following Publishers Weekly Dust-Up, Judith Jones Elaborates on What She Said About Julie Powell

    Sony PicturesOn Monday, Publishers Weekly cooked up a stir with an article in which Julia Child's famed editor, Judith Jones, recounted what Child said of Julie & Julia's Julie Powell: "I don't think she's a serious cook." Slashfood tracked down Jones at her Vermont home to follow up on the comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2009

    The Greatest Gay Icons of All Time

    "These deeply personal, campy, and insightful essays illuminate the eternal bond between gay men and their fabulous diva icons," says the blurb on the back of a new book called My Diva. And you know it's true because that blurb was written by yours fucking truly! The book has 65 gay men beating off ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2008
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    April 15, 2008


    Female choreographers send out sparks

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    April 1, 2008


    Gay performance festival leaves nothing out

  • Dining

    March 27, 2001
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