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, [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Tasting Table Tips FCiA – delights in “Bearded Child” anecdote

December 5th, 2016|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

The 7 Best Books All About Julia Child Dive deep into the life of the beloved chef The French Chef in America, by Alex Prud'homme ($28) Consider this the unofficial part two of My Life in France. Whereas Child’s book chronicled the beginning of her love affair with French cuisine, this one digs into her time back [...]

Merci Smithsonian: mag calls FCiA “One of the Best Books About Food of 2016”

December 2nd, 2016|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Well, this is a nice way to kick off December! The Best Books About Food of 2016 Looking for the perfect gift for the food lover in your life? Any of these suggestions will hit the spot image: http://thumbs.media.smithsonianmag.com//filer/84/89/84894aeb-95c8-4acd-9a6f-321a7f8e92ca/foodbooks-collage.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg (Amazon) By Rachel Tepper Paley SMITHSONIAN.COM DECEMBER 1, 2016 14 17 0 1 2 4 142 1417120142 As 2016 comes to a close, there’s [...]