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 identified and demonstrated many of her kitchen tools during an interview with the Smithsonian team in 2001. She spoke glowingly of this large, oval, black steel sauté pan, declaring it the perfect pan for one of her favorite dishes, sole meuniére, “where you sauté the whole sole in butter. It’s lovely! You want a pan that the whole thing can fit in, so that oval is a wonderful pan.” This pan was among those donated to the Smithsonian in 2009.
This week, new media project manager Dana Allen-Greil shares what she learned about clarified butter and adding lemon juice to a hot pan while making Julia’s sole meuniére.