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The French Chef - Press Release: 'Julia Child's French Classics' DVD, On Her 100th Birthday

6-episode collection is now available from PBS

Posted by David Lambert
The French Chef - Julia Child's French Classics

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Julia Child's 100th Birthday Would Have Been August 15, 2012

Now Available on DVD from PBS Distribution

Arlington, Va.; August 15, 2012 - PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing "THE FRENCH CHEF: JULIA CHILD'S FRENCH CLASSICS" on DVD. Cooking legend and cultural icon Julia Child introduced French cuisine to American home kitchens in 1963 with the pioneering series "THE FRENCH CHEF." Unlike anything ever seen on television before, it was entertaining and real in a way that influenced every culinary television program that followed. This special collection of six original black-and-white episodes of "THE FRENCH CHEF" from the 1960s brings Julia back into the kitchen to teach cooks at all levels how to prepare some of her favorite French classics. "THE FRENCH CHEF: JULIA CHILD'S FRENCH CLASSICS" is now available on DVD, just in time for what would have been Julia's 100th birthday on August 15. The run time of the program is 180 minutes and the SRP for the DVD is $19.99.

In her passionate, capable, and approachable way, Julia changed the way Americans cook, eat, and think about food. She was a natural television star, warm and exuberant and ready to share all of the lessons she had learned from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and her years of work on her groundbreaking cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking." Julia presented the nuances of every recipe while also teaching her audience the basics of French cooking, from the proper way to choose and prepare cuts of meat and how to chop and sauté onions to achieving the perfect simmer and the safest way to flambé.

Never afraid to make mistakes on camera, she used them to her advantage to show her viewers how to adapt with confidence. As Julia herself said, "If I can do it, you can do it...and here's how to do it! Bon appétit!" The six episodes included on this DVD are below.
  • Starter
    • French Onion Soup
  • Entrees
    • Coq au Vin and Quiche Lorraine
  • Desserts
    • Chocolate Mousse, French Crêpes II (Crêpes with Orange Butter and Almonds; Crêpes with Apples and Macaroons; Crêpes Suzette) and French Tarts Apple Style

About PBS Distribution
PBS Distribution is the leading media distributor for the public television community, both domestically and internationally. Jointly owned by PBS (Arlington, VA) and WGBH (Boston, MA), PBS Distribution extends the reach of public television programs beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system and our production partners.

PBS Distribution offers a diverse range of programming to our customers, including Ken Burns's films (Prohibition, The National Parks, The War,Baseball, Jazz), documentaries from award-winning series NOVA (The Elegant Universe, Origins), FRONTLINE (God in America, Bush's War, Growing Up Online), and American Experience (Freedom Riders, We Shall Remain), dramas from Masterpiece (Downton Abbey, Jane Eyre, Inspector Lewis), films from independent producers (Easy Yoga for Arthritis, The Buddha, The Story of India, Carrier, Journey into Buddhism, I.O.U.S.A.), and popular children's programming from Dinosaur Train, Super Why!, WordGirl, Cyberchase, Martha Speaks, and Arthur. As a multi-channel distributor, PBS Distribution pursues wholesale/retail sales, consumer and educational sales through PBS- branded catalogs and online shops, and international broadcast and video sales. PBS distribution is also a leader in offering programming through digital platforms including the internet, mobile, and web-connected television.

Now Available
Genre: Cooking
Run Time: 180 Minutes
SRP: $19.99
Format: DVD

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