You know how Julia Child’s kitchen is on display at the Smithsonian?
You also know how Julia Child was 6’2”?
How much cooler is her kitchen because she had it specially built with raised counters to accommodate her height? It just makes you stop and think about it for just a second longer. It’s no longer just any old kitchen that you might see in an IKEA store room but it’s Julia Child’s special kitchen for super tall ladies.
Yes I realize that Julia Child changed the face of American cooking but I like to think that it was her unique kitchen that pushed the Smithsonian to say Yes! Rip it out of her house and bring it here! We’ll put it right between Kermit the Frog and the Ruby Slippers.
Also here’s the other cool thing about Julia Child - she was 6’2” and she was born in 1912. That’s before the government started pumping multi-vitamins in the air and putting calcium in our cartoons or whatever they did to make us all giants. If you have ever been a tall woman trying to buy vintage clothing, you know that ladies were tiny back then. Julia must have been a force to be reckoned with!
You know that saying “Difference brings Greatness”? No? Maybe because I just made it up. But don’t you think that because Julia Child was already so different, she wasn’t afraid to try new things, break down boundaries and change the face of cooking forever?
I personally wouldn’t want to get her in way when she was holding a knife.
So this post is for Julia, who was tall before it was cool. I’m proud to walk in your footsteps*
*If only because your shoes are the only vintage shoes that actually fit.