Julia Child: America's Favorite French Chef, a Living History Presentation
A chef and television star, Julia Child is frequently credited with revolutionizing the way mid-twentieth century Americans viewed food and cooking. In this costumed living history presentation, Mary Ann Jung portrays Child, who had both civilian and government careers before deciding later in life to study at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in post World War II Paris. Come learn the story of this groundbreaking and charismatic American woman who founded her own school of French cooking and co-authored the comprehensive cookbook classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Adult and high school audiences.
Mary Ann Jung has been a lead actress and Director of Renaissance History and Shakespearean Language at the Maryland Renaissance Festival for over twenty-five years. She is a Smithsonian scholar/performer and has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, and Good Morning America. Jung's living history performances include Julia Child, Clara Barton, Mistress Margaret Brent, Rosalie of Riversdale, Amelia Earhart, and Good Queen Bess. She has a B.A. in British History from the University of Maryland.