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Julia Child: Great Chefs of Boston Series

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Hidden : 10/18/2011
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This cache was placed on the 50th anniversary of the publishing of Mastering the Art of French Cooking. You are looking for a bison tube placed across the street from Julia Child's Cambridge house. Please be aware of muggles and be respectful of the neighborhood. BYOP

Julia Child (1912-2004)

Julia Child was an American chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963.

Julia Child's House – 103 Irving Street

Julia Child and her husband Paul moved into this large Cambridge Victorian in 1961. Irving Street is lined with substantial turn-of-the-century houses and is just blocks from Harvard Square. It is a neighborhood long popular with Harvard professors among them Child’s friend and neighbor, economist John Kenneth Galbraith, who lived one block over on Francis Avenue, Cambridge’s “Professor’s Row”.

Julia Child's Kitchen - now in the Smithsonian

Julia Child’s kitchen in this house, known to so many from the cooking shows that were taped there, was described by Julia as “the most loved and most used room in the house.” Child retired to California for the last few years of her life and the house was sold. First however, the kitchen in its entirety was removed from the house and sent to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 2001.

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