Thanks to Bobby Flay and Geof Drummond for a great Food Lab weekend at Stony Brook Southampton

June 12th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News|

The start of a great weekend in the Hamptons: Alex and the TV producer Geof Drummond with Bobby Flay, opening night of the 2017 Food Lab at SUNY Stony Brook Southampton. A delicious time was had by all!

Santa Barbara News-Press profile of Alex

April 17th, 2017|Categories: Appearances, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

I had a great time at the Santa Barbara Food and Wine Weekend, hosted by Bacara ("Be-CAR-ah"), a beautiful resort, with proceeds going to The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts. We and drank extremely well, and talked all weekend. For future planning: a highly recommended event! In advance of my talk there, [...]

Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print

April 13th, 2017|Categories: Books, Future, News, The Ripple Blog|

Well, here's an unexpected bit of good news for those of us who love physical books ...   Nielsen survey finds UK ebook sales declined by 4% in 2016, the second consecutive year digital has shrunk [In England] Readers committed to physical books can give a sigh of relief, as new figures reveal that ebook sales [...]

Q&A with Forbes Travel Guide for the Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend

March 29th, 2017|Categories: Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Julia Child’s Grandnephew Remasters The Art Of French Cooking Is there a personal anecdote you could share from your time working on the memoir? Julia and I shared a sense of humor, a love of movies and politics, and had a great time working on her memoir. But it wasn’t easy at first. Julia was surprisingly [...]

My new book about Paul Child’s photos of France (and Julia) out in Oct!

March 8th, 2017|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, The Ripple Blog, Uncategorized|

  Guess who’s on the cover of the @thameshudsonUSA fall catalog? Look for France is Feast this fall http://amzn.to/2kOlRcZ  @APFrenchChef

As JC would say: Joyeuse journee de la femme (Happy Women’s Day)!

March 8th, 2017|Categories: Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

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Join me in Santa Barbara, Apr 7-9, to benefit the Julia Child Foundation

March 1st, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

  Santa Barbara's Food and Wine Weekend benefits Julia Child foundation Feb 27, 2017 Updated 20 hrs ago The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts and Bacara Resort & Spa host the fourth annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend on April 7-9. Headlining this year’s festivities is Los Angeles chef and multiple James Beard [...]

Robb Report interview about my history of food at the White House

February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

I have begun to research a book about the history of food at the White House -- from George Washington and his celebrated slave-chef Hercules to the foodie Obamas, and perhaps the taco-bowl munching Donald Trump. I came to this story by way of Julia Child, naturally. In THE FRENCH CHEF IN AMERICA, I recount the [...]

Who is celebrity chef Ted Allen’s mystery relative on “Twice Removed” podcast? Have a listen

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Here's the second episode of TWICE REMOVED, a great, fun, informative new podcast, courtesy of Gimlet Media ... and if you listen to the end, you'll find out who Ted Allen is related to, and how the reunion went ... https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1182594071   https://gimletmedia.com/episode/2-ted-allen/

Ottawa Overdrive says Julia’s second act was as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first

January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Merci Ottawa! They say: Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first. For the rest of the story: https://ottawa.overdrive.com/media/2671252