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|

https://www.facebook.com/rosewaterbk/photos/a.440583927101.238867.15590882101/10154184325597102/?type=3&theater

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    

The Star Tribune calls FCiA “inspiring, joyous and poignant”

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

Merci, Minneapolis! What a nice review in the Star Tribune, which says, in part: "This book, by her great-nephew, is a follow-up to his 2006 account of her culinary awakening, "My Life in France." It's about Julia, but it's also about U.S. history, politics, television and feminism. Both a generous spirit and a perfectionist, she was ambitious [...]

Chewing the fat with Vancouver’s Terry David Mulligan

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

TDM is a Vancouver institution, a sharp interviewer, and a lively character -- here's a chat we had recently on his podcast, Tasting Room Radio. Enjoy! http://tastingroomradio.com/december-10th-2016/

Thanks chef Anita Lo + Wall St Journal!

December 12th, 2016|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, Reviews, The Ripple Blog|

Writing in the WSJ, she describes FCiA as "inspiring and engaging" http://graphics.wsj.com/image-grid/Who-Read-What-2016/3450/anita-lo-on-julia-child

Bonjour New England — join me at Northshire Books, in Manchester, VT, on Sat eve for a discussion of “The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act.” Your questions and stories about Julia welcome!

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Details here: https://www.northshire.com/event/manchester-alex-prudhomme-french-chef-america-julias-second-act