Mapping Julia Child’s Milestones Around the World

Visit 13 places the culinary icon lived — and see how she's being celebrated in some of them

In honor of the 100th anniversary of her birth, an exhibit featuring Child’s kitchen at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History has been refurbished and is unveiled to coincide with her milestone birthday.

In honor of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, The Daily Meal mapped out 13 of the places Julia Child lived during key moments in her life.

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From her birthplace in Pasadena, Calif., to where she had her epicurean epiphany — sole meunière, at La Couronne in Rouen, France — see the places around the world, from the U.S. to Europe to Asia, where Child called home.

From her Parisian home at 81 rue de l'Université in the 7th arrondissement where Child first learned to cook when enrolled at Le Cordon Bleu to her Victorian home at 103 Irving Street in Cambridge, Mass., that is best known for its kitchen, Child and her husband lived in many delicious destinations.

Each of these cities and towns were the backdrop for significant milestones in Child’s life, and as the world celebrates the 100th birthday of arguably the first celebrity chef, some of these towns are donning aprons and raising a glass to the woman who created recipes like boeuf bourguignon that appealed to the masses and inspired generations to cook things the right way, even if was time consuming.

From a simultaneous toast at cocktail parties across her hometown of Pasadena to the reopening of an exhibit of her kitchen at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, see how the world is paying tribute to the "Lady of the Ladle."

Lauren Mack is the Travel Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @lmack.