About Alex

NYC based writer. Author of "The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act" #TheFrenchChefinAmerica

‘France Is a Feast’: Photo Exhibit Celebrates Julia Child — Associated Press

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, The Ripple Blog|

Katie Pratt and I teamed with the Napa Valley Museum to launch a show of Paul Child's photos, art, and artifacts -- from  photos of Julia and Paris, to his drawings, paintings, and stained glass, his Rolliflex camera, and a recreation of his Paris studio. The opening night party on 11/11 was the museum's biggest night yet, [...]

My essay: Julia’s Influence of Today’s Food TV

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News|

Here is an excerpt of my essay for Penguin Random House's "Signature" series -- and if you are hungry, follow the link below for Julia's recipe for Coq au Vin ... Julia Child’s Second Act: The Legendary Chef’s Influence on Food TV By ALEX PRUD'HOMME October 31, 2017 SHARE  Julia Child appeared in our living rooms, [...]

My “Celebrity Picks” for best reads of 2017 on Amazon

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Celebrity Picks: Alex Prud'homme's Favorite Reads of 2017 Chris Schluep on February 01, 2017 Share Photo credit: Michael Lionstar Alex Prud'homme has covered a lot of territory in his writing. He has written about terrorism, he has written about hydrofracking, and he has co-written Julia Child's autobiography (the classic My Life in France). His latest book [...]

Multimedia exhibit of Paul Child’s work at Napa Valley Museum

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, The Ripple Blog|

'France is a Feast' opens at Napa Valley Museum Lisa Adams Walter Nov 8, 2017 Updated Nov 8, 2017 Julia Child, before she became the famous "French Chef" was photographed by her husband Paul, when they lived in Paris. Paul Child photo, photo courtesy of The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University  The newly renamed Napa [...]

Join me this Sunday in Stonington, CT, for THE FRENCH CHEF IN AMERICA

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Appearances, Food, Julia Child, News|

Friends - if you are in the vicinity of Watch Hill, RI, or Stonington, CT, I'll be presenting "THE FRENCH CHEF IN AMERICA: Julia child's Second Act" on Sun, 5-6 PM. Hope to see you!   Stonington Free Library: Alex Prud'homme on Julia Child Lectures The Stonington Free Library's Sunday Night Lecture Series presents Alex Prud’homme [...]

Publishers Weekly enjoyed “thoroughly delicious” FRANCE IS A FEAST!

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, Reviews|

(Re-posting, as this failed to load earlier)   The book arrives in stores 10/24, but feel free to pre-order as many copies as you want at any time - makes a lovely gift!   France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child Alex Prud'homme and Katie Pratt. Thames & Hudson, $35 (208p) [...]

Tres Bien: Booklist likes FIAF, too!

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, Reviews|

We're having a good day, reviewer-wise, over here at "France is a Feast" HQ. Hot on the heels of PW, Booklist has given us a thumb's up. Merci!   France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child. Prud'homme, Alex (Author) and Pratt, Katie (Author) Oct 2017. 208 p. Thames & Hudson, hardcover, [...]

Publisher’s Weekly likes “thoroughly delicious” Paul Child photo book, France is a Feast

September 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Industry bible PW takes a shine to our new book of Paul Child's photographs of Paris, Marseille, food, and Julia (black and white, shot between 1948-54). FiaF will be  in stores Oct 24, but feel free to pre-order!   France Is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child Alex Prud'homme and Katie Pratt. [...]

Happy 105th Birthday Julia!, from chefs who worked (and laughed) with her

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News|

Julia Child's birthday was August 15th, and this year she would have turned 105. Here are a few meaningful tributes from professional chefs who worked with her -- Jacques Pepin, Sara Moulton, Dorie Greenspan, Tom Colicchio, and more : https://www.tastingtable.com/culture/national/julia-child-birthday-quotes-memories-tribute   Just Julia In honor of her birthday, chefs share their favorite memories of the incomparable [...]

A tale of two fish prints in Julia Child’s kitchen

August 16th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News|

Next time you visit Julia's Kitchen at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, try to spot the fish prints on the walls ... here's the backstory, thanks to curator Paula Johnson: http://americanhistory.si.edu/blog/tale-two-fish-prints-julia-childs-kitchen A tale of two fish prints in Julia Child's kitchen         By Paula J. Johnson, August 11, 2016 To mark what would have [...]