Santa Barbara Culinary Experience Debuts Julia Child Food Trail—with Pit Stops at Costco and In-N-Out Burger
Yes, there will be martinis, too.
We know, we know. Julia Child may not be an official Southerner—she was born and raised in California—but with her talent for cooking comfort food and making people feel at ease, we like to think of this gracious, master chef as an honorary Southerner.
And right about now, we'd also like to think of ourselves as honorary Californians, thanks to the new Julia Child's Guide to Santa Barbara County from the Santa Barbara Culinary Experience in partnership with the Julia Child Foundation, which the food website Delish alerted us to in a recent post. With the downloadable guide, fans of Julia's can check out her culinary favorites from Santa Ynez to Carpinteria as they weave their way along California's south-central coast. While there are certainly many high-end options on the list like Alma Rose Winery & Vineyards in the Sta. Rita Hills and The Lark in Santa Barbara, the recommendations for the city of Goleta really caught our eyes: In-N-Out Burger and Costco.
Yes, you read that right. Child was a fan of these two budget-friendly go-tos. As the guide puts it, "The French Chef, who introduced America to coq au vin and boeuf bourguignon, admittedly enjoyed fast food. In-N-Out fries and a Costco hot dog were among her regular favorites."
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While we're totally on board on the Costco front, we wish we could have had a nice little sit-down with Child and enjoy one of her famous upside-down martinis alongside her as we attempt to knock a little sense into the culinary luminary.
Julia, we love you, we adore you, we'll cherish your cookbooks forever and ever. But, come on, everybody knows Whataburger is so much better than In-N-Out. Consider your honorary Southerner status on probation, Chef.