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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) ISBN 978-0-500-51907-3

Comprised of225 black-and-white

photographs by Paul Child, the husband

of Julia Child, taken during the couple’s

time in France beginning in 1948, this

intimate photo album delivers mesmerizing

visual addenda to Julia Child’s

memoir, My Life in France …

The collection includes photos

of Julia’s days at the Cordon Bleu with

fellow chefs, as well as snapshots of her at

work amid pots and pans in the tiny

kitchen of the couple’s Paris apartment.

In other photos, Paul plays with shadows

and angles while shooting the streets of

Paris or the fields of the French countryside.

There are also the more everyday

traveler’s shots featuring a leggy Julia

that illuminate the love story between

the photographer and his muse. This

thoroughly delicious book illustrates

how two creative minds can impact

public taste.