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

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 [...]