Dishing on Julia, the Official Julia Companion Podcast

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Dishing On Julia is the official companion podcast for the HBO Max original series Julia, inspired by the life of Julia Child. Join host Kerry Diamond of Radio Cherry Bombe each week as she talks to the creatives, cast, and crew behind Julia as well as the culinary superstars and thought leaders who share their perspective on, and personal connection to, the OG food celebrity. Learn how Julia’s talent, determination, and joie de vivre changed cuisine and culture at a pivotal time in American history.

Episodes of Dishing On Julia are available Thursdays when new episodes of Julia stream on HBO Max starting March 31. Dishing on Julia is produced by HBO Max and Cherry Bombe Media.

Episode Date
The Julia Finale, And A Little Soufflé
The finale is here! Before we say au revoir to The French Chef cast and crew, we check in with Showrunner Chris Keyser and Producer Todd Schulkin (who is also the executive director of The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts) for their take on Season One and their favorite on-camera and behind-the-scenes moments. Host Kerry Diamond also talks to baking sensation and Dessert Person author Claire Saffitz, widely considered a modern-day Julia Child for her love of teaching culinary techniques and helping people succeed in the kitchen. See for privacy information.
May 05, 2022
Julia Child & The Kitchen Conundrum
Did Julia Child liberate women in the early Sixties, or set them back even further? It’s a question raised in the latest episode of Julia, thanks to an imagined encounter between Julia and a leading feminist of the day, Betty Friedan. In Dishing On Julia, food stylist Christine Tobin talks about the role Julia Child has played in her life and how she approached the food and restaurant scenes in the series. Host Kerry Diamond also chats with writer/producer Emily Bensinger and director Jenée LaMarque about their work on the series and how Julia is remembered today.  See for privacy information.
Apr 28, 2022
The Woman Who Brought Us Anne Frank & Julia Child
Judith Jones of Knopf was one of the most legendary editors around. Not only did she shepherd Julia Child’s masterpiece, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, early in her career, but she also rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from the slush pile as a young assistant in the Paris office of Doubleday. Host Kerry Diamond talks to Julia’s Fiona Glascott, who plays Judith, and Judith Light, who plays Judith’s boss, the imperious Blanche Knopf. In the second half of the show, Francis Lam, cookbook expert, editor in chief of Clarkson Potter, and host of The Splendid Table, talks about the realities of being an editor today. See for privacy information.
Apr 21, 2022
Everybody Wants A Bite
Everyone is hungry for something on this latest episode of Julia—fame, recognition, connection, and, of course, good food—and we get to the bottom of it. Renowned Chef Nancy Silverton joins host Kerry Diamond to talk about the show and her interactions as a young chef with Julia Child— including the time she made Julia cry! They were happy tears, but you’ll still want to hear this story. And in the second half, actor Brittany Bradford, who plays the young producer Alice Naman, and story editor and writer Natalia Temesgen talk about everything from writers rooms to representation. See for privacy information.
Apr 14, 2022
The Modern Marriage Of Julia And Paul Child
Julia star David Hyde Pierce and My Life In France author Alex Prud’homme join host Kerry Diamond to talk about the unique union of Julia Child and her husband Paul. David shares what drew him to the role of Paul, while Alex, who is Julia and Paul’s grand-nephew, discusses the real life couple behind the HBO Max series. Find out why Julia and Paul’s role reversal only strengthened their relationship and why Paul threw his support and creative energy behind his wife’s career and accepted her new status as breadwinner.  See for privacy information.
Apr 07, 2022
Julia Child's Recipe For Success
Television helped transform Julia Child from a little-known cookbook author to a national sensation. What was it about Julia on TV that changed both her life and the world of food? Host Kerry Diamond takes a deep dive into Episode 3 of Julia with the director Melanie Mayron and writer Eboni Booth. They share what made Julia herself so special and the particular challenges and delights of directing and writing for this episode. In the second half, celebrated cookbook author and Julia collaborator Dorie Greenspan stops by to share her stories of the trailblazing TV star. See for privacy information.
Apr 02, 2022
Mastering The Art Of Julia Child
The team behind Julia, the HBO Max Original series based on the life of Julia Child, and the team at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History have two very different jobs. One gets to share a creative retelling of the culinary icon’s life. The other must remain faithful to every detail. In the first half of this episode, host Kerry Diamond talks to Executive Producers Erwin Stoff and Erica Lipez about poetic license and how it applies to Julia. In the second half, she checks in with Paula Johnson, food history curator. Paula is part of the team that acquired Julia’s Cambridge kitchen for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and shares why this American treasure was worth preserving.  See for privacy information.
Apr 01, 2022
Julia Child: The OG Food Celebrity
When Julia Child started work on The French Chef, the show that would become her landmark cooking program, no one thought the humble but high-spirited housewife from Cambridge would become a national sensation. Least of all herself. For the premiere episode of Dishing On Julia, host Kerry Diamond talks to Julia Creator Daniel Goldfarb and Executive Producer Kimberly Carver about their interest in bringing this slice of Julia's origin story to life. In the second half of the show, it's food world icon Ina Garten. The Barefoot Contessa shares her own origin story and how she learned to cook as in her 20s courtesy of Julia. See for privacy information.
Mar 31, 2022
Dishing On Julia - Trailer
Julia Child is back. The OG celebrity chef, the trailblazer, the feminist icon. The woman who made America fall in love with French cuisine and who turned cooking into a spectator sport. Join us each week for a discussion of the HBO Max original series Julia, inspired by the life of Julia Child, and discover how her talent, determination, and joie de vivre changed cuisine and culture at a pivotal time in American history. Hosted by Kerry Diamond of Radio Cherry Bombe, Dishing On Julia features interviews with the show’s creatives, cast, and crew for some delicious behind-the-scenes insight. Also, each week, food world greats and special guests from Ina Garten to Dorie Greenspan share their thoughts on the series and the single sensation that was Julia Child. Bring snacks and get ready to dish.  Watch Julia on HBO Max starting Thursday, March 31st, and subscribe to the Dishing On Julia Podcast so you don’t miss a single bite. See for privacy information.
Mar 24, 2022