May 11, 2022 • 1HR 5M

The Julia Episode: Featuring Daniel Goldfarb (Creator of "Julia") and Dorie Greenspan ("Baking with Julia")

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Adam Roberts
Are you a person who loves to cook but every now and then you screw up? You've come to the right place! Since 2004, Adam Roberts (aka The Amateur Gourmet) has been writing about his adventures and misadventures in the kitchen. He's the author of three books (including the upcoming Broadway cookbook, Give My Swiss Chards to Broadway) and the author of a biweekly newsletter for Substack. Each week on The Amateur Gourmet podcast, there's a theme, interviews with famous chefs, writers, actors, and cookbook authors connected to that theme, plus visits from friends and family, and lots of yodeling. If you like what you hear, be sure to become a paid subscriber and you'll have access to twice weekly recipes, essays, bonus podcast material (including Ten Feisty Food Questions with that week's guest), plus threads where you can engage with other Amateur Gourmet fans about food topics that you care about. Just know there's no judgment here: we all screw up in the kitchen!
Episode details

Hey everyone,

What a thrill to share this week’s Amateur Gourmet Podcast: an episode dedicated entirely to Julia Child!

We’re lucky enough to have the creator of the show Julia (and an award-winning playwright) Daniel Goldfarb here to talk all about how the show came about, casting Sarah Lancashire as Julia, taking liberties with the biography, shooting in Boston, and whether they actually made all of that food on set.

But first we have one of the most delightful people in the food world, and also one of the most accomplished, Dorie Greenspan — author of multiple cookbooks and now the essential XOXO Dorie Newsletter — here to talk about collaborating with Julia on the Baking with Julia cookbook.

Dorie shares delightful stories about going to Julia’s kitchen for the first time, how Julia felt about the various impressions of her, and the very first thing that they ate together.


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To hear my bonus ten questions with Daniel Goldfarb tomorrow, become a paid subscriber now!

Bon Appetit!