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The latest news and announcements about the Julia Child Award, including press releases and the gala event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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This year’s Food History Gala will take place virtually on Thursday, October 15, and is free to everyone! Register to see Julia Child Award recipient Danielle Nierenberg receive her award and stay tuned for updates on this year’s presenters and participants. Register now!

2018 Julia Child Award Recipients

Congratulations to Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger, the first-ever team to receive the Julia Child Award. Throughout their more than 35-year partnership, Milliken and Feniger have been restaurant industry leaders and innovators, as well as cookbook authors and television personalities.