Watch the original French Chef before seeing the movie
With the opening of Julie & Julia this Friday, we ought to prepare ourselves by watching the real thing. I wasn't a regular viewer when Julia Child's half-hour cooking shows first aired on PBS, but her cookbooks were my bible for many years.
Now PBS has posted full-length episodes of The French Chef with Julia Child online. You don't want to go to the movie without reminding yourself how fabulous the original was.
On the site, viewers can also share their Julia stories and get tips, recipes and tricks of the trade.
(photo courtesy of Paul Child and WGBH)