American Masters serving up new foodie docs on Beard, Pépin

Set your DVRs: The 31st season of American Masters will include two new documentaries as part of a two week “chef’s flight” of foodie documentaries. The new films are biographies of James Beard, the acclaimed chef and teacher and namesake of the James Beard Awards, and Jacques Pépin, the inimitable French chef whose Gallic charm transformed generations of home … [ Read more]

Channel your inner chef and rent Julia Child’s house

Julia Child enthusiasts rejoice: You can book a stay in the little cottage the Childs built in France’s Provençal countryside, where they entertained the likes of M.F.K. Fisher and James Beard for decades, reports Conde Nast Traveler. Sotheby’s put the house—called “La Pitchoune” (meaning “the little one”) or “La Peetch,” for short—on the market at the … [ Read more]