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Born on August 15, Julia Child is a culinary legend, an American chef and television personality who greatly popularized French cuisine in the U.S. She is the author of the best seller cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" which was followed by a series of TV programs, including the world famous The French Chef, which debuted in 1963.

Traditionally you can honor Julia Child's memory by participating in various events across the country that celebrate her career and help people get a taste of refined French food. Missed cooking classes? Look into this great collection. If you would like to join Julia's celebrations in August here are the events not to be missed this year.

Learn the Secrets of French Cooking at Sur La Table

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If you would like to add some French touch to your home cooking consider attending a cooking class on Aug. 15, at your local Sur La Table Cooking School. That day all Sur La Table Cooking Schools in the U.S. will have a Julia Child Birthday Celebration Cooking Class. During the class the participants will learn how to cook a number of Child's iconic dishes, such as Pan Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Pan Sauce, and more. In addition, all participants will get a copy of "Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 2", as a gift.

If making desserts is your passion make sure you attend a Julia Child Desserts class at the Sur La Table Cooking School on Aug. 18. You will find out all the secrets of preparing mouth watering Chocolate Mousse, Walnut and Almond Puffs and Raspberry Sherbet. By the way, Sur La Table will donate 5 percent of the class sales to The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts.

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Visit the Smithsonian National Museum

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The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, DC houses Julia Child's home kitchen as part of the exhibition on food history. The kitchen looks exactly the way it was when she lived in her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and it still remains one of the most popular exhibits at the museum.

To celebrate Child's Birthday the museum will organize a cooking demonstration on Aug. 17. The famous chefs will demonstrate how to cook Child's signature dishes in the demonstration kitchen of the Wallace H. Coulter Performance Plaza.

Visit The Fort

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One of the best ways to celebrate Julia Child's birthday is to experience gourmet dining at its best. We recommend dining at The Fort restaurant, located not far from Denver. Child loved to dine at this restaurant and frequently ordered the bison bone marrow. On Child's birthday, guests will be served a half carafe of its legendary prickly pear margaritas with two roasted bison marrow bones for just $25.

Enjoy French Cuisine at Border Grill

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This year the fourth annual Julia Child Award will go to Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger, who run and own the chain of Border Grill restaurants. On August 15 they will be serving French fare with some Mexican twist at Border Grill restaurants in LA and Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. The chefs will get awarded at the Smithsonian.