French Chef; Dinner Party First Course
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- French Chef
- Dinner Party First Course
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Premiered locally February 1962 and July- August 1962, nationally in Feb. 1963 - approx. 300 shows produced. 1963-1973.
Original series ran 1963 to July 1966, then went into reruns through September 1970.
In October 1970 the new French Chef 200 series was shot in color and taped on the set at WGBH. Included in the programs were footage of Julia’s summer trip to France.
The 1971-1972 season was a tour of the French Classics: 26 half hour programs designed as a refresher course for experienced cooks and as a jet-assist takeoff for beginners.
After a funding scare, Polaroid funded a full 1972-1973 season. The theme was: The French Chef Faces Life. Julia shows viewers how to cope with situations that reflect the demands of society, family and lifestyle such as Sudden Company or a three course sit down dinner and getting kids involved in cooking.
NOTE: Beginning August 6, 1972, The French Chef repeated popular shows as a captioned edition. Series release date: 2/1962
- Program Description
The French Chef entertains at a formal dinner, starting with Coquilles Saint-Jacques a la Creole - scallops in a buttery white wine sauce with truffles and fleurons, served on a silver salver. The host shows the techniques of pouring wine.
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- Lockwood, Ruth (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “French Chef; Dinner Party First Course,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed November 19, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_134244BB9FD64F09A322F4D0E68E139C.
- MLA: “French Chef; Dinner Party First Course.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. November 19, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_134244BB9FD64F09A322F4D0E68E139C>.
- APA: French Chef; Dinner Party First Course. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_134244BB9FD64F09A322F4D0E68E139C