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Was James Beard the Jolly Green Giant?
Q: I really did enjoy everyone celebrating Julia Child's birthday. But, I do remember another chef that was on television before her, James Beard. I remember seeing his cooking shows and I guess there are no tapes or films that were saved, or maybe there were two in the Library of Congress. So, I was researching James Beard and how they made a museum out of his town house in Greenwich Village and guest chefs put on wonderful food events there. I came across some information that James Beard would do food ads on his show and that he was the original Jolly Green Giant. Is this true? I bought some fresh produce at Target today, Green Giant which was nicely packaged and it made me think of this question.
October 9, 2012