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Cambridge chef Julia Child signs a cook book for a fan at the 1989 Miami Book Fair International. Memories of Child or other tales of food, chefs and eating are sought for a Feb. 23 event. (Photo: MDCarchives)

Memories of Cambridge food and cooking — a memory of Julia Child, of eating at the first Legal Sea Foods, at the Hungry Mama or One Potato, Two Potato or even just talking about your Cambridge favorite ice cream shop of all time — are sought for a Feb. 23 storytelling event.

“By coming together and sharing stories in a group, we hope to learn more about the process of telling stories and share some of Cambridge’s culinary culture,” said Gavin W. Kleespies, of the Cambridge Historical Society, which is sponsoring the StoryTrade event (called “Food For Thought: Cambridge Culinary Adventures”) with StoryStream Cambridge.

StoryTrades are small gatherings, facilitated by a professional storyteller, in which participants share memories focused on a theme that is important to them; StoryStream Cambridge is a collaborative created by Cambridge organizations, agencies and individuals committed to promoting storytelling for all, Kleespies said.

“We work to apply the power of storytelling to strengthen education, social services and cross-cultural understanding,” he said.

The event is planned for 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at 159 Brattle St.

To sign up, send your name and contact information to [email protected] or call (617) 547-4252. This is a free program, but space is limited and registration is required.

This post was written from a press release.