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Julia Child is being celebrated through food and wine in Santa Barbara

Taste of Santa Barbara returns for a week of culinary experiences
Silas Fallstich
Taste of Santa Barbara returns for a week of culinary experiences

Child, who had a home in Montecito, was known for bringing the art of cooking to television.

She made French cuisine accessible to American audiences, and Julia Child is the inspiration behind a food and wine festival running all week in Santa Barbara.

"Julia loved to cook and she loved to teach. One of her claims to fame is really teaching Americans French cooking," explained Staci Jacob, the event director for Taste of Santa Barbara.

"She loved to spend summers in Santa Barbara, and one of the things that she loved was all of the fresh ingredients. What we have done is really put a week of activities together that we really feel like Julia would have absolutely loved," said Jacob.

Caroline joined KCLU in October 2020. She won LA Press Club's Audio Journalist of the Year Award in 2022 and 2023.

Since joining the station she's won 10 Golden Mike Awards, 5 Los Angeles Press Club Awards, 2 National Arts & Entertainment Awards and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Writing.

She started her broadcasting career in the UK, in both radio and television for BBC News, 95.8 Capital FM and Sky News and was awarded the Prince Philip Medal for her services to radio and journalism in 2007.

She has lived in California for eleven years and is both an American and British citizen - and a very proud mom to her daughter, Elsie.