Julia Child’s Children: a Legend’s Small-Screen Culinary Legacy

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Tune into the Food Network and you’ll see “food porn” at its best. The visual we enjoy today stands in stark contrast to the barren culinary landscape that Julia Child confronted nearly a half-century ago. In the past dozen years or so, the culinary roots Child planted have blossomed on the small screen.

Jon and Kate + H8

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When TLC, known for its voyeuristic “reality” television, emerged with a new show in 2006, couch potatoes everywhere rejoiced. Jon and Kate Gosselin were just like you, and we had a great villain in Mady. But the fun, the laughter, the drinking games, screeched to a halt all too soon.