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 [...]

It’s December and “The French Chef in America” would make a tasty holiday gift — plus, I have bookplates to sign!

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Articles, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog, Uncategorized|

From Julia Child's grandnephew, the enchanting story of her years as a TV personality and beloved cookbook author. "The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act" is available now: Amazon: http://bit.ly/2dynY3P Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2dY6GLP iBooks: http://bit.ly/2d0e3QL IndieBound: http://bit.ly/2cXzmqI

Talking turkey and Julia with WBUR’s Deborah Becker

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Here's a fun interview I did with Boston's NPR station today Chef Julia Child's Second Act November 22, 2016 By Jamie Bologna and Deborah Becker Share closemore Julia Child is an iconic American chef. She hosted a number of TV shows, some even shot right in her kitchen in Cambridge. And while Child's story has often been described as one [...]

“A Revolutionary in Pearls”: CBC’s Anna Maria Tremonti and I dish on Julia, with help from a few friends

November 21st, 2016|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

The first television celebrity chef Julia Child broke all the rules. The American who mastered French cuisine not only changed the way America ate, she changed a nation's perception of food. And it all started in 1961 with the publishing of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, when Child launched on a journey into educating people to try new [...]

Hey Vermonters — I’ll be reading in Manchester Dec 10 — join us!

November 18th, 2016|Categories: Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

Come on over to the Spiral Cafe in the Northshire Bookstore on Sat Dec 10, 7-8PM, where I'll dish about Julia Child and my latest book, The French Chef in America. It's free, but space is limited, so please register. Details below ... Manchester - Alex Prud'homme - The French Chef in America: Julia's Second Act [...]

Happy 104th birthday to Julia Child, accidental revolutionary

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Books, Food, Julia Child, News, Reviews, The Ripple Blog|

I just came across this beautiful Jesse Kornbluth tribute to Julia and MY LIFE IN FRANCE from August, which would have marked her 104th birthday. Merci, Head Butler ... now, what do you think of THE FRENCH CHEF IN AMERICA? Julia Child: My Life in France By JESSE KORNBLUTH Published: Aug 31, 2016 Category: Food and Wine Julia [...]

Food Sleuth Podcast: Marion Kane and I discuss Julia’s second act and “The French Chef in America”

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Books, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

  A fun listen ... http://www.marionkane.com/podcast/julia-childs-act-alex-prudhomme/

A Chat About Julia’s Second Act with ‘My Little Bird’

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Food, Julia Child, News, The Ripple Blog|

I am in Washington DC for the second annual Julia Child Award (this year's recipient is Rick Bayless), and will present The FCiA at the Smithsonian on Sat 10/29 (3:30 pm). Nancy McKeon and I had a nice chat about Julia in the 1970s for her blog My Little Bird. Here's an excerpt and the link: [...]

When There Really Is Not a Drop to Drink

October 4th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Drought|

‘Last Call at the Oasis,’ a Documentary About Water Supplies Jay Famiglietti, one of a handful of expert witnesses in Jessica Yu’s “Last Call at the Oasis,” is a thoughtful scientist with an engaging manner who specializes in water. In particular, he studies — and tries to raise public awareness about — the rapid depletion of [...]