‘France Is a Feast’: Photo Exhibit Celebrates Julia Child — Associated Press

November 21st, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, The Ripple Blog|

Katie Pratt and I teamed with the Napa Valley Museum to launch a show of Paul Child's photos, art, and artifacts -- from  photos of Julia and Paris, to his drawings, paintings, and stained glass, his Rolliflex camera, and a recreation of his Paris studio. The opening night party on 11/11 was the museum's biggest night yet, [...]

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, [...]

Multimedia exhibit of Paul Child’s work at Napa Valley Museum

November 10th, 2017|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, Paul Child, The Ripple Blog|

'France is a Feast' opens at Napa Valley Museum Lisa Adams Walter Nov 8, 2017 Updated Nov 8, 2017 Julia Child, before she became the famous "French Chef" was photographed by her husband Paul, when they lived in Paris. Paul Child photo, photo courtesy of The Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University  The newly renamed Napa [...]

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!