A few weeks ago, on a trip south for a wedding, we stopped in Washington D.C. for a couple of days, to visit friends and, of course, museums. I have a long list of places in D.C. I want to visit, but there's never enough time for more than one or two. This time, inspired by Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci's marvelous performances in Julie and Julia, I went straight to the Smithsonian to visit Julia Child's Kitchen.
(To be strictly accurate, my journey was somewhat straight. It was necessary to detour round the Boy Scouts parade. There were several thousand of them in town that weekend, and the 100+ temps made even those brave lads faint, some of them. But more of that at another time.)