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Julia Child is still the best celeb chef who ever lived, so say we all

Adriana Velez is Food Editor for SheKnows. She spent her formative years in Brooklyn, which pretty much explains everything about her. She now lives somewhere else and has discovered life after kale and kombucha. She's written for Civil ...

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday

It's Julia Child's birthday! Julia was the original TV celeb chef, and the woman who taught generations how to cook. Who had as much fun in the kitchen as she did? No one, that's who. This is how I like to remember her — shimmying in front of rack with her pal Jacques Pepin.

Go Julia, go Julia, go Julia...

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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Now make that turkey do the shimmy. Everybody dance now!

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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Julia made no bones about tasting as you go.

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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This is Ms. Child granting us all permission to lick the cake batter spoon forever and ever.

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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It wasn't all fun and games in the kitchen, though. Julia Child had some mad knife skills. Watch this blade work. Oh man, some people watch the Olympic Games. I like watching her chop.

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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Remember when Meryl Streep did Julia? This was her best line.

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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Decades earlier Dan Aykroyd did Julia in this classic SNL sketch.

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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But let us all remember what it's all about:

All our favorite Julia Child GIFs to celebrate her birthday
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Bon appétit, Julia, wherever you are! We still love you.

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