Cookbook a Nod to Julia Child, Smith Food
By Kelsie Hoke ’11,
president, Afternoon Tea
Smith students, our two main obsessions are homework and
food. And though most Smithies are a far cry from Julia Child
(Smith Class of 1934) in the kitchen, we love Julia Child
honor of our love for food and Julia Child, the Afternoon
Tea student group has put together a cookbook full of recipes
that reflect our Smith experiences. Mastering
the Art of Smith Cookery features a cover design that
honors Julia Child’s consummate cookbook, Mastering
the Art of French Cooking.
The book includes more than
100 recipes gathered from faculty, staff, students, alumnae,
dining halls, the Campus Center Café, local restaurants, and even from a 1937
Alumnae Favorite Recipe Cookbook.
The book, which is being
printed by Central Services, will be sold at Grécourt Bookshop.
But first, we in Afternoon Tea need to know how many copies
If you are interested in purchasing
a copy of Mastering the Art of Smith Cookery this month,
let us know by sending an email to with
your name and the number of books you would like to buy in
the subject line. We are not asking for commitments, just
a count for our printing order.
Cookbooks will be available
for purchase as of Friday, May 6, through the end of Commencement
weekend. Meanwhile, we hope to set up a print-on-demand system
for the book in the future.
of the proceeds from book sales will be donated to a fund
supporting Smith traditions (specifically to help houses
buy finer china and tea services for house teas).
many of the recipes in the book and for more information,
visit our Facebook page (search: The Smith College Cookbook).