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Boston-area exploration, travel notes, crafty things, and other Somervillainy.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

The Road to Julia's

You may know that Julia Child was a longtime resident of Cambridge, filming her show in the kitchen of her home there. The very spot is no more than 15 minutes from our place.

If you're walking up from Mass. Ave., first you'll come upon this little lane, charmingly illuminated at night by country club-style path lights so that you don't need to feel afraid.


Going on the information of the mother of a friend of mine, who grew up in this area, we refer to this path as "the way to where the rich people live."

The Irving Street sign lets you know you're headed in the right direction.


Evidence that this area is indeed "where the rich people live." Is that building to the right a guest house? A horse stable? Trust me that our street, just five blocks away, does not look like this.


And then suddenly, there it is, looking just like it does in the opening credits of Jacques and Julia, except without the flowering pink tree, at least not at this time of year.


Does the wine taste better on this street? Does the chicken roast more evenly in this kitchen? You have to wonder.

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