Mid-Century Cooking at its Finest, When Julia was Queen
Another week has flown by! It’s Friday afternoon and since I can’t face a serious topic, I thought I’d share these fun pics with you. In case you’re too young to know (I almost am). Julia Child was the quintessential “French” Chef and Diva of the Kitchen. I put “French” in quotes because she was actually American.
Her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking brought that style of cuisine to the US. She was also a pioneer of the TV cooking show genre. Her TV series The French Chef aired from 1963-1973. Although Julia’s style of French cooking is not known for being particularly healthy, she did enjoy a long life of enthusiastic cooking and eating. She left us in 2004 at the age of 91!
The kitchen above came from Julia’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and was donated the the Smithsonian Institute where it is today. She cooked her heart out from the 1940s until around 2001 and everything you see here is from that time period. If you’d like to know more check out the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History website.
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.