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Dinner At Julia's; Sweetbread Show, The


1999 MAPC preservation Master Sweetbread Dinner

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Dinner At Julia's
Sweetbread Show, The
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Series Description

Premiered October 1983.

A 13 week celebration of the art of good cooking, with emphasis on the bounty of American ingredients. The centerpiece of each program continues to be the preparation of an original Julia menu; the recipes, however, have a distinctly American accent. Built around a weekly dinner party for 10, the setting is a colonial-style mansion just outside Santa Barbara. Viewers join Julia on location for weekly journeys to seek out raw materials and meet some of her colleagues and friends. Julia has invited chefs from this country’s premiere restaurants to share their techniques and specialties with viewers. 13 California vintners join the discussions, offering selections appropriate to that evening’s dinner fare.

See Dial October 1983 for cover story and interview.

13 episodes, broadcast: Oct. 1983-Jan. 1984 Series release date: 10/1983

Program Description

Julia Child coaxes crabs from the depths of the sea for her appetizer, followed by her main course of Braised Sweetbreads. A dessert of Sugarbush Maple Mousse is prepared by guest chef Bradley Odgen.

Guest chef is Bradley Odgen of The American Restaurant in Kansas City and guest winemaker is Jack Davis of Schramsberg vineyards in Calistoga, California.



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Morash, Russell (Series Producer)
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