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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Julia Child’s kitchen contains an intriguing mix of old and new tools spanning well over half a century. If a tool worked, she used it. If it didn’t, she got rid of it. And if a new tool for doing something in the kitchen came along, she was the first to try it. Yet Julia was loyal to those tools that had worked for her and didn’t discard her trusty old implements just because new technology came on the scene. This is why a large potato ricer, bought in Germany in the mid-1950s, still hangs on her pegboard just a few feet away from the shiny blue “K-5A,” her Kitchen Aid stand mixer. She used both for making this week’s recipe—mashed potatoes. While the ricer was perfect for making small batches of mashed potatoes or other pureed vegetables, the electric mixer was the answer to mashing potatoes for a hungry Thanksgiving crowd.
This week, project manager Nanci Edwards shares her experience of mashing potatoes—and discovering a bonus dish to make with the leftovers.