Monday, June 23, 2008

Julia Child's Kitchen in the Smithsonian

In around 2002, when Julia Child's kitchen from her house in Cambridge was first installed in the Smithsonian, I spent over an hour admiring every detail and watching highlights from "The French Chef" on a loop in the exhibit. I love Julia Child's cookbooks, which I've been using from my earliest experiments in learning to cook. So I'm adding hers to my ongoing series of kitchens belonging to friends and relations -- and famous kitchens.


Jen said...

I used to jog by Julia's house when I was in grad school in Boston. Her kitchen faced the street. I'd always try to see inside it. I could, sometimes - it was very exciting.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I actually was in Julia's kitchen, once. It was a magical place -- not fancy, but utterly functional, and you just knew how much fun had been had there. So glad the Smithsonian wanted it!