“Julia Child: A Recipe For Life” at the VMHC

About the Exhibition: Julia Child’s insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit drove her to endlessly try, test, prove and communicate how to make delicious food. Learning to cook empowered Julia and she in turn empowered others, profoundly transforming American cuisine and food culture. Julia Child: A Recipe for Life explores the key ingredients that led to Julia’s personal evolution and America’s culinary revolution. Visitors will journey through Julia’s life, as she explored the world and discovered her sense of curiosity including the moment that ignited her love for French cuisine and inspired her career. At the heart of the exhibition, Julia’s passion for teaching is explored through her meticulous process of recipe development for Mastering the Art of French Cooking and The French Chef, culminating with her legacy of inspiring chefs of all levels. Key Experiences:
  • Interactive “The French Chef” television set
  • Video, audio, and photography documenting Julia, her distinctive voice, and her extraordinary contributions to the culinary world
  • Sounds and smells of Julia’s kitchen
  • Visitors can view and share memories of Julia’s legacy
Julia Child: A Recipe for Life is a touring exhibition produced and managed by FLYING FISH, developed in collaboration with Napa Valley Museum, under the rights granted by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and Culinary Arts and The Schlesinger Library Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, and generously supported by Oceania Cruises.

Event Details

This event is running from 16 March 2024 until 2 September 2024. It is next occurring on July 15, 2024 10:00 am

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  • September 2, 2024 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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