Placard, Dégustation de Tripes à Toute Heure


Julia Child occasionally used French bistro signs as props on the early episodes of The French Chef television series, which first aired in 1963. This sign, in red and black lettering, advertises a “Tasting of Tripe at Any Time,” an offering Julia knew her American audience would find funny and strange. Julia’s introduction of unfamiliar cuisine through humor and a sense of adventure brought the message home to viewers in an accessible and memorable way.

Used: United States: Massachusetts, Cambridge

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Occupations, Food, FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000, Julia Child's Kitchen

Exhibition: Food: Transforming the American Table

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Julia Child

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.0253.0737Accession Number: 2001.0253Catalog Number: 2001.0253.0737

Object Name: placard

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)metal (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 29.5 cm x 20 cm; 11 5/8 in x 7 7/8 in


Record Id: nmah_1005330

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