What's Cooking? Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian
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Garland Commercial Range
Potato Ricer
"Ecole Des 3 Gourmandes" Insignia

Via a restaurateur friend (a man nicknamed "The Buffalo"), the Childs bought this used, six-burner restaurant stove for $429 in Washington, D.C., in 1956. They shipped this Model 182 Garland commercial gas range to their Cambridge home in 1961, where it remained until Smithsonian staff removed it in late 2001. Julia cooked meals, tested recipes, and gave cooking lessons on her much-loved "big Garland" for over forty years. During the three cooking shows taped in her home kitchen, she used a handier electric wall oven but was never as pleased by its performance.

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cooking on the range

Geoffrey Drummond, of A La Carte Communications, stirs the stew that is simmering on Julia's Garland range. The stew will be served for lunch during a break in the videotaped interview on September 11, 2001.

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