What's Cooking? Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
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Exploring Julia Child's Kitchen
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In November and December 2001, Julia Child's kitchen was packed and shipped to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. The first team in November took documentary photographs of the kitchen and packed and shipped all the small appliances, cooking tools and utensils, and contents of the kitchen cabinets and drawers. In December Museum staff dismantled cupboards and moved the large appliances into the truck for shipping.

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November 11-19, 2001

washing up

"As with washing things, we have to make sure no organic matter accompanies us back to the Museum. And so it goes through the day. We switch jobs from time to time. We have to ask Stephanie [one of Julia's assistants] hundreds of questions. I am getting dishpan hands. We finally quit at 8, everyone tired and hungry." --RG

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