Photographer Marc Riboud captured Child in her kitchen at La Pitchoune in 1969 while on assignment for Vogue. She would later recall himas being “a small, twinkle-eyed 40-year-old Frenchman.” Julia Child had a knack for wonderful homes: be it her charmed upbringing in Pasadena or in the Edenic beauty of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), where she served as an intelligence officer in World War II; in Sichuan Province; Bonn; Oslo or Cambridge. And, of course, there’s her beloved apartment in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris that she stuffed to the gills with pots and pans, and where she first began work on the book that made her an American This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Food Issue 19 My Kitchen Table: Dominique Crenn French-born chef Dominique Crenn knows how to keep a level head and relishes the nights when she gets to cook to her own soundtrack. Food Issue 19 Recipe: Chamomile Cookies When your day is filled with too much excitement, taking time to sit quietly with these calming morsels and a cup of tea could be just the antidote. Food Issue 19 The Spicy Menu Nothing gets our hearts racing and noses running like a healthy dose of heat, but chile isn’t the only ingredient that gets our blood pumping. Food Issue 18 The Black and White Menu Despite being devoid of color, this menu is by no means short on taste—by limiting some of our senses, we can amplify others. Food Issue 17 Lunch with Peter Miller: White Bean Soup with Garlic and Sausage Lunch at the Shop: Seattle bookshop owner Peter Miller discusses the meaning of sitting down for lunch with your co-workers. Food Issue 17 The Blood Menu When we think of blood relatives, we consider comfort food, handed-down recipes and sharing meals with our families.