Winners of the 2018 Julia Child Award

Los Angeles chefs and restaurateurs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger have worked together since 1982. The pair are co-proprietors of the acclaimed Border Grill restaurants in Los Angeles, and are the authors of several popular cookbooks. They also starred in 'Too Hot Tamales' on Food Network in the late 1990s, and if you have ever browsed foodnetwork.com, you are sure to find their names on hundreds of that site's most popular recipes. 

Today this hardworking duo is being recognized again for the efforts, as they have been named the recipients of the fourth-annual Julia Child Award. Created by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts in 2015, the Julia Child Award is given to an individual (or team!) who has made a profound and significant difference in the way America cooks, eats and drinks.  This is the first time a team has received this honor. The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts recognizes the pair's accomplishments as chefs, as well as their "track record of their mentorship, bridge building, and giving back to the community." 

Cookbooks by Feniger and Milliken

In addition to their groundbreaking restaurants, Milliken and Feniger are also committed to advancing the position of women in the restaurant industry. The duo will receive the Julia Child Award on November 1 at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History gala. Past winners of the award are Danny Meyer, Rick Bayless, and Jacques Pépin. 

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