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Julia Child's TV series

jlusk99 | Aug 16, 201811:18 AM     4

I would love to find a place to stream or purchase the Julia Child TV series I grew up watching as a child. I was born in 1976 and my mother always had PBS on Saturday mornings where they used to (and still do) play several hours worth of cooking and how-to shows every weekend.

I always was fascinated by Julia even at a very young age and her series that I am referring to from the late 70s -early 80s was called "Julia Child and Company". I think it was followed by "Julia Child and More Company" and then there was another show that I believe was called "Dinner at Julia's".

For some reason only "The French Chef" and her later series from the 90s--"Baking with Julia", "In Julia's Kitchen with Master Chefs", and the series with Jacques Pepin are easily obtainable via DVD or streaming, as well as good availability on Youtube.

Other than a handful of episodes that someone posted on youtube (look to be recordings from the early days of Food Network when they ran classic cooking shows) I have never been able to find her late 70s-80s series.

Can anyone help? I find these shows very interesting and much more enjoyable than the original "French Chef" series. Julia is much more polished and self-assured, the set is very inviting (loved the French blue cabinets), and each episode is centered on a meal for a specific occasion (Summer Dinner, VIP Guest, New England Potluck). Julia will make an entrees, sides and dessert for the specific dinner in each episode. Honestly, I find the original French chef VERY dated. The equipment and available ingredients she had at that time seemed downright primitive and although still endearing and very "Julia", she was often very unpolished and not the greatest public speaker. By the time the late 70s rolled around I feel that Julia had improved by leaps and bounds.

Would love to find copies of this series!

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