". . . it is the beating heart and social center of the household. . . We intended to make it both practical and beautiful, a working laboratory as well as a living and dining room. . . In it we receive our friends, we cook and dine, we teach and experiment. We have even photographed and filmed in it. It is certainly the most-loved and most-used room in the house."
- Julia Child on her kitchen
Architectural Digest, 1976