A Peek Into the Home of Julia Child — Not Just the Kitchen!

A Peek Into the Home of Julia Child — Not Just the Kitchen!

Amy Azzarito
Apr 1, 2009

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New York Public Library culinary librarian, Rebecca Federman, writes about all things food-related on her blog, Cooked Books. She frequently posts about the treasures of the New York Public Library and focuses on its large vintage menu collection. We always love to see how chefs live when they're not in the kitchen. Rebecca found photographs of Julia Child's Cambridge, Massachusetts home from the August 1976 issue of Architectural Digest. Doesn't it seem like a warm comfortable place? We'd love to have a seat in front of that fire with some of Julia's boeuf bourguignon bubbling in the oven.

There are more photos of Julia Child's home (and of the kitchen!) on Cooked Books.

1 The article said that when Paul and Julia Child first saw this home, "It spoke to them"
2 Looking into the livingroom from the grass-papered music room where the Childs would often hold chamber concerts with Julia on the piano and Paul on the violin.
3 The desk in the music room.
4 Many of the paintings in the home were painted by Julia's husband, Paul Child. The painting above the fireplace was titled, "A French Village."

Via: Cooked Books.

(Images: Architectural Digest)

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