Julia Child on WQXR's "Kitchen Classics", 1990s

Listen to the irrepressible June LeBell as she chats with the grand dame of French cooking in America, Julia Child.

Ms. Child does not like music at parties (preferring to let conversation flow), but she does like to cook to music --on LP, confessing that she still does not have "a CD thing" yet.

The ever-practical Ms. Child also speaks about whipped cream, and her feelings about food processors, electric beaters and microwave ovens, all while planning a hypothetical dinner for six. The program includes Sarah Walker and Roger Vignole's comedic song "Place Settings" and Roger Bolcom's "Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise" (and Ms. Child's scary encounter with a similar creation).