Special Program
4:00 pm
Sun December 25, 2011

Hungry for the Holidays with Julia Child

Everyone knows Julia Child loved to cook, but not everyone knows she loved to read. Long ago she started work on a series of specials that are only just now being completed and aired -- stories about food and a little cooking, but mostly about people. "A Christmas Carol is a lovely story to read over the holidays," she says, "because it has a happy ending." Actor Peter Donat brings the story to life -- with sounds and music that stimulate the theatre of the mind.  Julia talks to writer and friend Mary Frances Kennedy Fisher in the author's tiny house set in a meadow, with cows poking their noses to the window. She reads is "I Was Really Very Hungry," about a meal served off-season in a famous Burgundian restaurant, the passionate chef slaving in the kitchen, the passionate waitress bringing course after course to the only diner in the building, M.F.K. Fisher, whose pleasure shifts to fear as she finds herself "a victim of these stranded gourmets." Information is available at http://www.prx.org/pieces/56035-hungry-for-the-holidays-with-julia-child

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