Julia Child's Handwritten Recipe

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This handwritten recipe for pain de mie, or French sandwich bread, is from the kitchen of cookbook author and television chef Julia Child.
Trained at the Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris, Child brought the taste and techniques of traditional French cuisine into American homes. Her first series, The French Chef, premiered on Boston public television in 1962. Over her forty-year career, she produced numerous cookbooks and television shows, including three filmed in her own kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2001, Child donated her famous kitchen to the Smithsonian.
Currently not on view
National Museum of American History
Stuart Hall
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Gift of Julia Child
Physical Description
metal (clip material)
paper (recipes material)
ink (writing material)
overall: 10 in x 6 in; 25.4 cm x 15.24 cm
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clipboard with recipes
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Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
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