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The French Chef in America

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The French Chef in America by Alex Prud'homme
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Oct 31, 2017 | ISBN 9780804168793

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“Inspiring and engaging. . . . It’s impossible not to love Julia Child.” —Anita Lo, The Wall Street Journal

“Joyous . . . poignant. . . . There was no one quite like Julia Child, who changed the world with her wit and whisks.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“Child’s voice comes through clearly in this affectionate account of the second half of her long career.” —Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
“[An] intricately and intriguingly detailed biography of [Prud’homme’s] delicious, good-naturedly opinionated great-aunt, Julia Child.” —Mimi Sheraton, The Daily Beast
 
“[The French Chef in America] highlights flavors and philosophies that fueled [Julia Child’s] style of cooking, the legacy of which would go on to change and shape the way we eat today.” —Nylon 

“A warm, nuanced celebration of ‘Our Lady of the Ladle’ . . . . [Prud’homme] delights with behind-the-scenes details of Child’s later life in the U.S. after years in France. Through extensive conversations with many who worked with Child and those she’s inspired, including Emeril Lagasse and Sara Moulton, Prud’homme explores [Child’s story]. . . . With Prud’hommes’s gentle hand, readers see the truth of Child behind her playful persona.” —Publishers Weekly
 
The French Chef in America shows us a newly famous Child, who at times struggles with her celebrity but manages nonetheless to define a new kind of food television and secure her own enduring legacy.” —Smithsonian magazine 
 
“Delightful. . . . Family photos of the personality-driven star add an intimate quality.” —Tasting Table
 
“Prud’homme deftly chronicles the years after Julia Child left France. . . . As Child’s grandnephew, Prud’homme is able to provide an intimate portrait of Child’s life by sharing photographs, excerpts of key letters and daily journals, and personal memories. He dishes up the story of Child’s life . . . in a manner as engaging as Julia Child herself and as delicious as one of her recipes.” —Booklist

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