Celebrity chef Julia Child.
Julia Child's Favorite Things Found In Costco

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.