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, [...]

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 [...]

Breaking: Danny Meyer wins 2017 Julia Child Award!

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News|

Food Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer wins the Julia Child Award By Maura Judkis July 18 at 9:00 AM Union Square Hospitality Group’s Danny Meyer is the newest Julia Child Award winner. (Photo by Melissa Hom) Julia Child taught restaurateur Danny Meyer one of the most important lessons he’s ever learned about hospitality. It was many years ago [...]

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 [...]