Julia Child's recreated kitchen at The Smithsonian.
In 1976 Julia Child wrote an essay for Architectural Digest about her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In it she called her kitchen "the beating heart and social center of the household ... both practical and beautiful, a working laboratory as well as a living and dining room." Sounds so lovely, right?
We — as her humble servants, now and forever — can't get enough of her kitchen either. Over the years Julia's famous pegboard has gotten a lot of attention, but there's so much to learn from the rest of the kitchen, too! From how she set it up and the amazing way she labeled her utensil crocks, to the copycat paint color we found for those iconic blue-green cabinets, here are five other things to know about Julia Child's kitchen.