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Object 19 [of 66] – Butcher's block


Julia brought this heavy wood (maple) butcher's block from France. She used it particularly in teaching students techniques in handling meat and fish. She also stored many large knives and butcher's tools on the block.


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Object 24 – Cleaver
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Object 25 – Butcher's Saw
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Object 26 – "Fright" Knife
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Designing Her Ninth Kitchen

When Paul and Julia Child moved into their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1961, there was work to be done with the kitchen. While she mapped out the functional principles...Read More


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