Monday, August 16, 2010

Julia Child's Kitchen

A few weeks ago, on a trip south for a wedding, we stopped in Washington D.C. for a couple of days, to visit friends and, of course, museums.  I have a long list of places in D.C. I want to visit, but there's never enough time for more than one or two.  This time, inspired by Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci's marvelous performances in Julie and Julia, I went straight to the Smithsonian to visit Julia Child's Kitchen. 

(To be strictly accurate, my journey was somewhat straight.  It was necessary to detour round the Boy Scouts parade.  There were several thousand of them in town that weekend, and the 100+ temps made even those brave lads faint, some of them.  But more of that at another time.)

Following up on my blog about Julia Child at Two Nerdy History Girls, here, for you viewing pleasure, are more photos.

There's a ton of fascinating info about Julia Child and her kitchen here, at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History site.


nightsmusic said...

What I wouldn't give for a kitchen like that!

She was a fabulous lady.

Thanks for the pics. I didn't have time to get that far when I was in DC, I had a list of things at the Smithsonian (and only got through half!) but it's been top of my list since I left. Now I know I made the right choice.

Murr Brewster said...

Such is her power that the last time I was at the Smithsonian, I spent an unbelievable amount of time in front of the TV monitor watching reruns of her show. I'm not sure whether to be proud of that or not. I'm going with "not."