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Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
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Bon Appetit! Julia Childs Kitchen at the Smithsonian

Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian closed in January 2012. The kitchen has moved to a new location and is now on display in the exhibition FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000 in the museum's 1 East wing.

  

 




Take a photo tour of the Bon Appetit! exhibition:

Julia's kitchen at the Smithsonian Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom video
The kitchen table, sink, and some of the countertop equipment in Julia's kitchen at the Smithsonian

"Julia Child's Kitchen Wisdom" video plays continuously in the gallery
View of the kitchen through the missing wall The kitchen viewed from one of the exhibition viewports A reproduction of the Childs wine list
View of the kitchen through the "missing" wall, which held the copper pots that Julia donated to Copia: The American Center for Food, Wine & the Arts, in Napa, Calif. The shapes in the plexiglass indicate where the pots, fish molds, and other tools were located.

The kitchen viewed from one of the exhibition viewports A reproduction of the Childs' wine list is shown with the secret behind Julia's on-camera glass of wine (it wasn't wine, but Gravy Master mixed with water!)
One wall of the gallery is devoted to a biography of Julia Child View of the exhibition
One wall of the gallery is devoted to a biography of Julia Child that includes copies of all of her cookbooks

The exhibition examines Julia Child's impact on American popular culture and culinary history through special stories and selected objects.
The exhibition includes Julias complete recipe for French bread
The exhibition includes Julia's complete recipe for French bread and the ordinary kitchen tools used to make it.

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