Because of Her Story
I WAS 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.
The kitchen is the beating heart of the house. All you really need is a kitchen, bedroom and office.
We called my show "The French Chef" because it fit on one line in the TV Guide. We filmed in my kitchen. Anyone who has been in the kitchen knows that awful things can happen. If you cook, you have to make do. Cooking is a kind of a drama. You start with nothing, then you end up with something to eat.
Familiar to millions who watched her Emmy Award–winning show, Julia Child’s kitchen is at the Smithsonian. It will be used to tell her story and other women’s stories about daring to try something new and succeeding.
Photo: Julia Child in her kitchen in France. © Marc Riboud, Magnum Photos
Content: Emily Rooney interview with Julia Child, 2001, WGBH
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