Most people wouldn't associate Julia Child with Costco, but in Bob Spitz's biography of Child, "Dearie", he wrote that she "loved Costco hot dogs as much as a fine French meal."
Child finished every trip to the store with a visit to the food court, always enjoying that meaty treat at a location in her then-home city of Santa Barbara, California.
The chef was also impressed by the megastore's meat offerings. Child reportedly would opt for the store's steaks if she hosted a dinner party at home.
The Santa Barbara Culinary Experience even produced a guide to Child's favorite food destinations in Santa Barbara County, including the local Costco store.