Watch Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home

Julia Child and Jacques Pépin created their show, Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home, to teach viewers the basics of French and American home cooking. Even though every dish prepared on the show has a traditional way of preparing it, Julia and Jacques demonstrate how someone can make these dishes by not following these traditions. Viewers get more than just recipes and ingredients. They learn how to improvise while cooking, use leftovers to create new dishes, and balance flavors to make their meals better. Julia and Jacques discuss and show their own techniques, but they don't always agree on which way is best. They don't have ugly disagreements, but an interplay that's spirited and relaxed. Their deep respect for each other shines through their interactions. Their recipes include making everything from very simple dishes to more complex dishes. Their viewers will learn how to make everything from omelets and scrambled eggs to various preparations of chicken, duck, and fish to sausages with country pâté and brioche. Jacques was born in Bourg-en-Bresse, France, in 1935. His parents owned a restaurant named Le Pelican, where Jacques worked when he was younger. He trained under Lucien Diat. He's worked for three French heads of state as a personal chef and at several restaurants. Jacques started appearing on French and American television in the late 1980s. He has written several best-selling cookbooks. Julia was born in Pasadena, California, in 1912. She attended Smith College and Le Cordon Bleu. Afterwards, Julia moved to New York City and worked as a copywriter. During World War II, she worked in the Office of Strategic Services. Julia began appearing on television in the 1970s. A few of these shows include Dinner at Julia's, Julia Child & Company, and Julia Child & More Company. Julia and Jacques met through Helen McCully, the editor for the magazines McCall's and House Beautiful. Helen gave Jacques an advance review copy of Julia's book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The three of them got together soon after that. Julia and Jacques began their lifelong professional partnership soon after this meeting.

A La Carte Communications
1 Season, 22 Episodes - Canceled
September 11, 1999
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Julia & Jacques Cooking at Home Full Episode Guide

  • Julia's original French Chef recipe, Jacques roasted duck breast salad.

  • Baked, mashed, creamy casserole and crispy fried pommes soufflés.

  • Roast of Veal and Leg of Lamb.

  • Salmon tartar, gravlax, baked in a papillote (paper bag) and roasted fillets.

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