When Julia Child‘s The French Chef first hit screens in the early 1960s, America’s food TV landscape looked a lot different than it does today. But amid our insatiable appetite to see chefs get chopped or chastised with British-accented insults, apparently there’s still room for the cheery, enthusiasm of Child in reality television as today. Food Network just announced a new competition series titled The Julia Child Challenge that will premier next month.
“Each episode features two rounds of competitive cooking: the first-round masters the basics and challenges the competitors to recreate one of Julia’s signature dishes, with some guidance from Julia herself, as seen on a giant television screen in the middle of the action,” the series description reads. “Round two is an ode to Julia, where competitors must take inspiration from Julia to create a unique dish reflecting their