Julia Child's Home in France to become culinary/yoga retreat
Julia Child wrote the book on French cooking. Literally. Just the thought of her, and I can hear that one-of-a-kind voice singing, "Bon Appetit!" Now, you have the chance to sink your teeth into a cooking retreat held in her very kitchen in Provence. Her home will be a destination for gourmands who want to improve their game in the kitchen.
Child and her husband Paul built the house, which she called "La Pitchoune" ("the little one"), in 1963, and they spent time there until the early '90s.
The home has been purchased by a "self-employed business strategist and life coach," reports Boston Magazine, who will turn the space into "a cooking retreat with excursions in yoga."
"The focus is on cooking French food, for sure, and really, on the Julia Child way of cooking: The no-holds barred, ‘Look at that omelet!' style of cooking," Makenna Johnston told Boston. "Our goal is to really take out some of the anxiety that comes with big messes, especially for new-ish cooks."
The new facility will continue to bear the name La Pitchoune, and it reportedly will begin hosting guests and volunteers in May. Johnston wants it to be a place where people rediscover the idea of creating a fine meal at home, instead of dining out: "Our goal is to bring good cooking back. So many people spend so much money and time going out to eat. If you can bring it back into the home and entertaining, it's a very different life."
Who's coming with me?!