We followed Julia’s detailed instructions and reminded ourselves of her masterful teaching style and her enthusiasm for the
tools and techniques of cooking. Along the way we featured specific tools and gadgets in Julia's home kitchen, which has been on view at the museum since 2002,
and, true to her philosophy, we shared our experiences in this space. We invite you to join with us in this celebration of Julia Child's life, work, and
contributions to American culinary history.
How to Submit Your Photo or Story
We want YOU to follow Julia’s recipe with us and share your stories and photos here. We want to know the where, what, when, why
and how—of serving, eating, and enjoying too.
There are two ways to share your experiences cooking Julia Child’s recipes.
2. TEXT, PHOTOS, VIDEO: You can submit your story, photo, and/or video using this online form.
Julia Child (1912-2004) introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the American mainstream through her cookbooks and television programs.
Note: The museum posted new recipes from Julia's canon each week during August-December 2009. While we've stopped adding new recipes, we hope that you'll still cook, eat, and share your experiences with us on this site. Bon appétit!
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Recipe #1: Reine de Saba (Chocolate and Almond Cake)
In the hundredth episode of the television series, The French Chef, Julia made the Reine de Saba, or Queen of Sheba cake. One of the tools she used for making this special cake with the grand name was an ordinary rubber spatula. Essential for folding the smooth and shiny beaten egg whites into the batter, Julia also noted that the rubber spatula was one of America’s great culinary contributions. She kept her spatulas in a ceramic crock on a shelf above her stove.
This week, curator Paula Johnson shares her experience of baking the cake in an authentically Julia way.