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

Aug 16, 2016 at 10:50 a.m. ET
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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...

Julia does the shimmy
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Now make that turkey do the shimmy. Everybody dance now!

Julia's chicken does the shimmy
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Julia made no bones about tasting as you go.

Julia nibbles
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This is Ms. Child granting us all permission to lick the cake batter spoon forever and ever.

Julia licking the spoon
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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.

Julia's knife skills
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Remember when Meryl Streep did Julia? This was her best line.

Meryl does Julia
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Decades earlier Dan Aykroyd did Julia in this classic SNL sketch.

Dan does Julia
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But let us all remember what it's all about:

bon appetit
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Bon appétit, Julia, wherever you are! We still love you.

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