The Smithsonian is filled with wonderful artifacts and exhibits. For lovers of food and food media, the most amazing of them may be Julia Child’s kitchen. We're not talking about a replica or a model of her kitchen. Literally, her entire kitchen lives in the museum - every counter, every knife, every gadget. For Lisa McManus, who leads all the equipment testing at America’s Test Kitchen, it’s like Valhalla. She talked with Managing Producer Sally Swift about Julia’s way with tools. Take a look inside Julia's kitchen with the photo gallery below provided to us by The National Museum of American History as part of its exhibit, FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000.
Photos courtesy: The National Museum of American History
Sally Swift is the managing producer and co-creator of The Splendid Table. Before developing the show, she worked in film, video and television, including stints at Twin Cities Public Television, Paisley Park, and Comic Relief with Billy Crystal. She also survived a stint as segment producer on The Jenny Jones Show.
On each episode of The Splendid Table we visit with the test cooks at America’s Test Kitchen to discuss a wide range of topics including recipes, ingredients, techniques and kitchen equipment.