Patch, L’Ecole Des Trois Gourmandes


Julia Child and her French cookbook collaborators, Simone Beck and Louisette Bertholle, started an informal cooking school in Paris in 1952. Called L'Ecole des Trois Gourmandes (The School of the Three Hearty Eaters), the school was held in Julia's kitchen, where the three women, who really thought of themselves as home cooks, taught American students how to cook and appreciate French food. Julia’s husband, Paul Child, designed the logo for the cooking school, which the friends proudly wore on their aprons. Julia’s role in the school diminished when the Childs moved to Marseilles in 1953. Years later, Julia pinned the patch to her blouse for cooking demonstrations and during her first television series, The French Chef.

Date Made: ca 1952

Designer: Child, Paul

Location: Currently not on view

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


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Credit Line: Gift of Julia Child

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2001.0253.0031Catalog Number: 2001.0253.0031Accession Number: 2001.0253

Object Name: patch

Physical Description: felt (overall material)cotton (embroidery material)Measurements: overall: 3 cm x 3.5 cm; 1 3/16 in x 1 3/8 in


Record Id: nmah_892330

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