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Maine and The French Chef (Down East) Archives

Julia McWilliams of Pasadena, California, visited Maine for the first time at the end of World War II. It was an “everyone looking at everyone,” kind of trip, as Julia met her boyfriend’s family for the first time at their Mt. Desert Island home. The food was nothing fancy, but back then, the future Julia Child didn’t know all that much about cooking.