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 Arts & Culture Food Issue 46 At Work With: Deb Perelman The little blog that could: An interview with Smitten Kitchen’s unflappable founder. Food Issue 40 Chow Mein & Jello An ode to the buffet. Food Issue 35 Modern Fancy The humble origins of high-end food. Arts & Culture Food Issue 34 Last Supper What to eat at a funeral. Food Sanchez A taste of Mexico in Denmark. Food City Guide Chulwha From nature to table—via the grill: A new private dining experience in Seoul.