10 Best Episodes of Julia

Through Julia Child’s life and her singular joie de vivre, the series explores a pivotal time in American history – the emergence of public television as a new social institution, feminism and the women’s movement, the nature of celebrity and America’s cultural evolution.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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#8 - Petit Fours (Season 1 - Episode 4)

As WGBH reaps the rewards of their new star’s efforts, a jealous rival threatens the station’s burgeoning success. While Julia struggles with the price of fame, Paul begins to accept defeat, and Alice changes tack.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 102 votes.

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#7 - Crêpes Suzette (Season 1 - Episode 5)


In San Francisco, Julia tests the waters of her newfound celebrity status alongside celebrated chef James Beard, leaving a brooding Paul to question the true cost of his wife’s fame.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 107 votes.

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#6 - Coq Au Vin (Season 1 - Episode 2)

Facing mounting pressure from station executives, Julia struggles to figure out how to present a complicated recipe. Later, on-set flubs threaten the future of the show – and Julia’s career.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 113 votes.

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#5 - Breads (Season 1 - Episode 6)


While Paul and Judith experiment with baking, Julia tackles a different kind of “bread.” As a sleep-deprived Russ tasks Alice with even more work, the future of Avis’s position on the show is called into question.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 98 votes.

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#4 - Omelette (Season 1 - Episode 1)

In 1962, cookbook author Julia Child boldly pitches a groundbreaking television series centered on demonstrations for the home cook – despite pushback from male station executives and her own husband.

The episode was rated 7.93 from 137 votes.

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#3 - Beef Bourguignon (Season 1 - Episode 3)


When the show goes overbudget, Julia doubles down on her efforts to continue making her dream a reality. As Paul contends with his fearsome father-in-law, Alice struggles with her new assignment.

The episode was rated 7.94 from 110 votes.

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#2 - Foie Gras (Season 1 - Episode 7)

While in New York, Julia and the show receive both accolades and criticism. As Avis forges an unlikely friendship with Paul, Alice finds an unexpected connection of her own.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 96 votes.

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#1 - Chocolate Soufflé (Season 1 - Episode 8)


After suffering a terrible blow, Julia’s future – and the fate of the show – hang in the balance.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 89 votes.

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