‘American Masters’ showcases great chefs

This month, “American Masters” showcases three iconic chefs Sundays at 2 p.m. Explore their life stories, their love of cooking and what they brought to the world.

July 14: James Beard

Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York. Watch via Passport.

July 21:  Julia Child

Savor the life and legacy of Julia Child, who introduced French cuisine to America through her public TV series, “The French Chef,” in 1963. First aired in August 2004, the film tells two love stories: “Julia & Paul Child” and “Julia & French food.”

July 28: Jacques Pepin

Discover the story of Chef Jacques Pepin, a young immigrant with movie-star looks and a charming Gallic accent, who elevated essential kitchen techniques to an art form to become one of America’s most beloved food icons. Watch via Passport.

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