A Cooking Competition for Julia Child Disciples

Reality TV in Julia Child’s name, and with the approval of the Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, starts Monday, March 14, with “The Julia Child Challenge” on the Food Network (streaming on Discovery+). The last of eight cooks still stirring the pot after six episodes will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Paris to attend Le Cordon Bleu, the school where Ms. Child learned to whip egg whites and what to do when you drop the chicken on the floor. Each week on a set designed to replicate Ms. Child’s pegboard-lined kitchen in Cambridge, Mass. — now in the Smithsonian — the competitors from several states must prepare a dish for which Ms. Child is known, starting with sole meunière. They also have to make a dish of their own. Three judges, led by the chef Antonia Lofaso, will select a weekly winner, and one competitor will be voted out of the kitchen. This routine starts again the following week until the prizewinner is named in the final episode.

“The Julia Child Challenge,” Mondays, 9 p.m. EDT, Food Network, Discovery+.

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