Written with her nephew Alex Prud'Homme, this memoir recounts Julia and Paul's early years from 1948 through 1954. The two had an uncommonly happy marriage, each wholeheartedly devoted to the other, and this joy shines through.
In 2001, Julia Child donated her famous Cambridge kitchen to the Smithsonian Institute. Designed by her husband Paul in 1961, the kitchen is proportioned for her 6'2" height. In the 1990s, it served as a studio for her television programs. The Smithsonian exhibit opened in August 2002—and was wildly popular. On what would have been Julia's centennial birthday, August 15, 2012, a refreshed exhibit reopened as the centerpiece of a showcase of American food and wine.
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