Caption: Julia Child
Julia Child 

3 Great American Voices

From: Leet and Litwin
Length: 55:08

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SHORT DESCRIPTION: Willa Cather, John Steinbeck, and Julia Child: All loved to eat. Here's a Cather story about a priest who loved his food more than his flock -- and a Steinbeck piece about poaching a chicken over a campfire -- with digitally preserved commentary from Julia Child.

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From “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” Michael Belitsos reads a story about a priest who loved his food more than his flock. At the end Julia Child introduces Judy Rodgers, of the Zuni Café in San Francisco, who recreates the recipe for the main course in the story -- a stew that incites calamity. From "Cannery Row," Steinbeck's characters poach a chicken over a campfire, in a 5-gallon coffee can. Julia steps in to explain how the boys’ recipe is just like Poule au Pot, the favorite dish of King Henri IV in 15th century France. She introduces Chef Carlo Middione, who  gives practical kitchen advice -- and takes us to Chinatown for Chinese variations on the theme.   

Piece Description

From “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” Michael Belitsos reads a story about a priest who loved his food more than his flock. At the end Julia Child introduces Judy Rodgers, of the Zuni Café in San Francisco, who recreates the recipe for the main course in the story -- a stew that incites calamity. From "Cannery Row," Steinbeck's characters poach a chicken over a campfire, in a 5-gallon coffee can. Julia steps in to explain how the boys’ recipe is just like Poule au Pot, the favorite dish of King Henri IV in 15th century France. She introduces Chef Carlo Middione, who  gives practical kitchen advice -- and takes us to Chinatown for Chinese variations on the theme.   

Broadcast History

Begun 1997, Julia Child's commentary digitally preserved. Completed June, 2011, thanks in part to a grant from the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

Transcript

HARMONICA, OLD CAR, UNDER.

MICHAEL BELITSOS: In Carmel Valley the artichoke plants stood gray green, and the willows were lush along the river. They turned left up the valley. Luck blossomed from the first. A dusty Rhode Island red rooster who had wandered too far from his own farmyard crossed the road and Eddie hit him without running too far off the road.

JULIA CHILD: This is from “Cannery Row,” by John Steinbeck.

DAVID LITWIN: Meet three great American voices: John Steinbeck, Willa Cather, and …

JULIA: Julia Child! – (FRENCH CHEF THEME.) With a new show about eating, about some cooking, and most of all about people. It’s called “Hungry.”

DAVID: The program, started years ago, has never aired till now. Three great American voices, coming up!

5 MINUTE MUSIC BED

DAVID: This program is only just now available -- thanks, in part, to a grant from the Julia Child Foundation for Gas...
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