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French Chef in America

  • Alex Prud'homme
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  • ISBN-10: 080419503X
  • ISBN-13: 9780804195034
  • DDC: B
  • Shipping Weight: 1.00 lbs ( .45 kgs)
  • Paperback
  • Published/Released October 2016

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Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France coauthor vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America's first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television.


Customer Reviews

“[Prud'homme] He dishes up the story of Child’s life from the strain of the medical issues she and her husband experienced to the pressures and excitement of becoming a trendsetter in televised cooking shows and a household name in a manner as engaging as Julia Child herself and as delicious as one of her recipes.”

— Booklist

“An affectionate but journalistically scrupulous backstage account of Child's influential second act. . . .”

— Kirkus Reviews