Tuesday, March 19, 2013

She Brakes for Art: Julia Child

Cooking is one of the most delicious artforms there is and Julia Child was unquestionably a headmistress in the school of French cuisine. Her tools of the trade were her many copper pots and pans, and of course, her mad fine cooking skills, but it was her visual organization techniques that most impressed me. The photo above is of her instruments outlined and displayed on a pegboard in her Cambridge, MA kitchen, a system she and her husband Paul designed. 

"It did my heart good to see rows of . . . copper pots at the ready,” Julie wrote in her 2006 bestseller My Life in France, “I could hardly wait to get behind the stove.”

Photo of a white gloved curator tending to the kitchen's installation 
in the National Museum of American History. The entire kitchen and all of its contents were donated by the Child family to the Smithsonian in 2002, while the coveted copperware collection was later acquired in 2008. 

- Cathleen 

[Images and quote sourced from smithsonianmag.com]

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