Julia Child in Santa BarbaraPosted: April 16, 2022
Did you know that Julia Child lived in Santa Barbara near the end of her life? I didn’t. But when I found out that La Super-Rica — her favourite taqueria — was only a short walk from our hotel, we had to take a walk to find out what was so special about it.
I wish I could have sketched the outside of the building with all that turquoise trim and the giant tree above, but the line to order was really long and I was hungry. As I passed by the kitchen door I did a quick sketch (on top of a painted swatch sample) of a lady chopping greens. After we ordered, we found a table and I finished the sketch during another long wait for our tacos.
You’re probably wondering how the tacos were. They were okay, but maybe not worth the long wait. Or maybe I ordered the wrong thing on the menu. I think on my next trip to Santa Barbara, I’ll eat before I go so I can sketch the building instead.
We also spent some time sketching at the Old Santa Barbara Mission, including in the rose garden where Julia Child has a butter-coloured rose named after her. It’s no surprise that after all that Julia inspiration I had to watch the new tv show about her as soon as I got home.