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, $35. (9780500519073). 778.

Prud’homme, Paul Child’s great-nephew and coauthor of Julia Child’s memoir, My Life in France (2006),

and Pratt, who grew up as a close family friend of the Childs, collaborate in celebration of Paul’s

photography …  After the war, the Childs lived in France and Germany for Paul’s postings with the U.S. Foreign Service, where Paul pursued his passion for taking photos in his off-hours while Julia famously began her culinary journey. Julia’s success brought her into the limelight and began a reversal of the Henry Higgins–Eliza Doolittle order of their

marriage. Combining narratives about Paul, Julia, and their life together with pages upon pages of Paul’s

personal, sensitive, and highly aesthetic black-and-white photos, the authors contribute Paul’s formidable

photography—to which he devoted time, talent, and intellect—to the collective memory of an enduringly

iconic chef and a fascinating American couple.

— Annie Bostrom