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.


Julia Child's Kitchen at FOOD: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000

Photos courtesy: The National Museum of American History

Julia Child kitchen display seen through windowsJulia Child's kitchen as it would've been seen through her kitchen windows.

Julia Child kitchen display - countertop and bookshelfThe full-scale kitchen includes Julia's stove, cabinets, utensils, and books.

Visitors look into Julia's kitchen at the National Museum of American HistoryVisitors look into Julia's kitchen at The National Museum of American History.

An assortment of Julia Child's pots and pans on displayAn assortment of Julia Child's pots, pans and other utensils on display.

Julia Child kitchen at the National Museum of American HistoryPegboard heaven! Everything had a proper place in Julia Child's kitchen.

Sally Swift

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.

America's Test Kitchen

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.