Celebrate Julia Child's 107th Birthday with a Trip to Her Kitchen
Adult field trip, please.
Want to cook like Julia Child? Best of luck. Want to see how Julia Child cooked? Head on over to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., where you can view the cooking legend's real-life kitchen from her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Yesterday would have marked Child's 107th birthday, and as The Kitchn pointed out, fans can honor her legacy by traveling to the Smithsonian's FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950–2000 exhibit. There, you'll find her kitchen as the opening of the exhibit, filled with cooking tools, appliances, art, and decor pieces just as they were in the original.
To mark Child's birthday this year, Smithsonian curator Paula Johnson penned a fascinating article on the cookbook author and her kitchen. She notes Child's words on the space: “It’s certainly the soul of our house, and that’s one reason Paul [her husband] designed it the way he did with nice colors. It’s an attractive room, I think. It’s a work room that’s good looking.” You can see more pictures of the exhibit in Johnson's piece here.
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If you're planning to visit, the exhibit will be closed for renovations September 3rd through October 24th, 2019, so time your trip accordingly.
See you in the kitchen.