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Julia Child and Company; Birthday Dinner

Dubbed from A2-05039. Original date 7/29/78

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Julia Child and Company
Birthday Dinner
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Series Description

Debut October 1978

After a five year hiatus since the last production of The French Chef, America’s best known and most beloved cook, Julia child, returns to the television screen this month with a whole new approach to cooking with 13 programs. Each show presents an entire menu instead of just one recipe and the menus are drawn from a wide variety of cooking traditions ... New England fare, Chinese stir fried vegetables and homemade pasta.

See October 1978 Prime Time for cover story.

13 episodes, broadcast Oct. 1978-Jan. 1979 Series release date: 1978

Program Description

Even Julia likes big, gooey cakes - she concocts one, as well as a roast duck for this special celebration dinner.

Recipes: Roast Duck; Los Gatos Gateau



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Broadcast program

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Morash, Russell (Series Producer)
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