Food

The French Chef with Julia Child

Now available in PBS Passport. In this special collection, now chefs of all ages and abilities can share Julia Child’s love of authentic French food and learn to cook some of her most loved dishes from her original series on Public Television.

Lobster À L’Americaine

30m 46s

The French Chef's Julia Child demonstrates how to pick and prepare a live lobster. We learn about the coral, the green matter, and the sand sack, before learning how to make the sauce l'Americaine. Child also shows us how to flambé and sauté lobster.

Episodes

  • Lobster À L’Americaine: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lobster À L’Americaine

    30m 46s

    The French Chef's Julia Child demonstrates how to pick and prepare a live lobster. We learn about the coral, the green matter, and the sand sack, before learning how to make the sauce l'Americaine. Child also shows us how to flambé and sauté lobster.

  • Bouillabaise: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Bouillabaise

    29m 2s

    The French Chef's Julia Child, shows us how to make the famous French Chowder - Bouillabaise. She'll walk us through, what fish to use, how to make a fish stock, how to cut and prepare the fish and how to serve it.

  • The Whole Fish Story: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    The Whole Fish Story

    28m 54s

    The French Chef's Julia Child demonstrates plain, as well as fancy, fish filleting and fixing. She visits a female French fish professor, skilled in the art of filleting fish, and prepares various fish dishes including Truite Meuniere.

  • Apple Charlotte: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Apple Charlotte

    29m 52s

    In this episode of The French Chef, Julia Child prepares the delicious dessert Apple Charlotte, which is a rum and apricot marmalade of apples served in a toasty, buttery case.

  • Rye Bread: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Rye Bread

    28m 53s

    In this episode of The French Chef, Julia Child bakes Rye Bread.

  • Coq Au Vin Alias Chicken Fricassee: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Coq Au Vin Alias Chicken Fricassee

    28m 51s

    The French Chef's Julia Child prepares Coq Au Vin Alias Chicken Fricassee. Take chicken, onions, and mushrooms, simmer them in red wine for coq au vin, or in white wine for an old fashioned fricassee. This episode offers two recipes in one–two famous dishes that will teach you a lot more about cooking than just how to stew a chicken.

  • Brioches: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Brioches

    29m 15s

    Webster's Dictionary describes a brioche as “a fancy light yeast dough rich with eggs and butter,” but the proof of the Brioche is in the eating. On this episode of The French Chef, Julia Child prepares a selection of Brioches.

  • Flaming Fish: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Flaming Fish

    28m 59s

    The French Chef's Julia Child demonstrates how to prepare the famous Mediterranean sea-bass flamed in fennel - loup flambe au fenouil. She'll show you how they do it in Cannes, and how you can do a reasonable facsimile at home.

  • Casserole Roast Chicken: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Casserole Roast Chicken

    29m 3s

    The French Chef, Julia Child teaches you how to make a great French meal: the all in one casserole. In this episode you'll learn how to truss and brown a whole chicken, as well as how to roast one with vegetables.

  • Lobster Show: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Lobster Show

    28m 51s

    Learn about lobsters from tip to tail as Julia Child demonstrates how to prepare two lobster dishes, one hot, one cold, on this episode of The French Chef.

  • Boeuf Bourguignon: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Boeuf Bourguignon

    29m 5s

    The French Chef's Julia Child illustrates how to prepare Boeuf Bourguignon, including how to brown and braise meat, and how to make a good brown sauce. She also demonstrates how to braise onions, as well as how to cut and sauté mushrooms.

  • Cake for Company: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Cake for Company

    29m 10s

    Chef Julia Child prepares Biscuit au Beurre Fourrè à l’Orange, a French butter sponge cake, with an orange butter cream filling and an apricot almond glaze. Watch this episode of The French Chef, and learn how to make a cake that rises to every occasion!

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