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 [...]
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, [...]
On Tuesday, October 18th, we're thrilled to welcome author and Julia Child's great-nephew, Alex Prud'homme to Menton to celebrate the release of his latest book, The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act. True to Full Plate Form, we will gather, eat, and learn over a memorable lunch with an extraordinary guest speaker who will [...]
Prud'homme (Hydrofracking: What Everyone Needs to Know, 2013, etc.) explores the life of his great aunt, Julia Child (1912-2004), America’s first celebrity chef and an enduring cultural icon. Co-author of her autobiography, My Life in France, the author demonstrates how Child, a cultural mediator between France and America in the first act of her career, combined [...]
A big *thanks* to the Salisbury Forum, in CT, which hosted me and a screening of Last Call at the Oasis at the Millerton, NY, Moviehouse. Somehow, Walter De Melle pulled in over 300 people on a gorgeous Sunday morning. They were engaged and asked good questions. Now that's "spreading the ripples"! http://salisburyforum.org/ http://www.themoviehouse.net/
A great time at TX Bookfest in Austin. Props to Evan Smith, Clay Smith, Richard Parker, Jon Scieszka, and all you parched Texans who engaged us so enthusiastically in the Cspan tent! Safe to say, I'll be back asap (if invited).
Richard Parker and I will discuss drought, flood, and other hydrologic challenges in Austin, on 10/22. Come on down ! http://www.texasbookfestival.org/index.php The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Freshwater in the 21st Century with Alex Prud'homme Date: Saturday, October 22, 2011 Time: 3:00 - 3:45 Location: C-SPAN/Book TV Tent As Alex Prud'homme and his great-aunt Julia Child [...]
The documentary "Last Call at the Oasis," inspired by The Ripple Effect (and featuring a cameo by me), will premiere tomorrow 9/9 at the Toronto International Film Festival, and will open nationwide next year. It is directed by scar winner Jessica Yu, and produced by Elise Pearlstine, with Participant Media (Inconvenient Truth, Food Inc, The Cove). My [...]
That was a fun event on a hot summer day. Thanks for joining Irena, Scott and me, and for asking such good questions. Watch this space for future speaking engagements.