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The French Chef in America ❰Read❯ ➪ The French Chef in America Author Alex PrudHomme – The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as a TV personality and beloved cookbook author a seuel in spirit to My Life in France by her great nephewJulia Child is synonymous with French cooking but The enchanting story of Chef in PDF/EPUB Â Julia Child's years as a TV personality and beloved cookbook author a seuel in spirit to My Life in France by her great nephewJulia Child is synonymous with French cooking but her legacy runs much deeper Now Alex Prud'homme Child's great nephew and My Life in France co author vividly recounts the myriad ways in which she profoundly shaped The French PDF \ 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 French Chef in PDF ´ type of food television Every bit as entertaining inspiring and delectable as My Life in France the book uncovers the Julia Child beyond her French Chef persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.

10 thoughts on “The French Chef in America

  1. Chris Chris says:

    It was great to spend a week in the world of Julia Child Since I've read several biographies on her I didn't learn anything new except that Hugh Hefner had a hand in building the magazine Food Wine o but when I closed the last page and thought to myself I'm not sure if I actually like her At times I find her pushy obstinate and close minded Perhaps that explains her success Despite that I still find her an inspiration as a woman who really made herself in the second part of her life Prud'Homme is her grand nephew so it was great to see things through his eyes While repetitive in parts the way he brought the story together was lovely

  2. Abby Johnson Abby Johnson says:

    I found this book so fascinating Of course I knew who Julia Child was before reading this book but I don't think I understood what a profound effect she had on American cooking and food culture It's gotten me interested in reading and owning some of Julia Child's cookbooks and watching The French Chef and her other shows Although the author confusingly skips around in time occasionally and there were a few parts having to do with the history of culinary movements that I skimmed this is well worth the read I loved Julia Child's memoir My Life in France which was written with Alex Prud'Homme and this is a fascinating continuation of the life of Julia Child Recommended for readers who are interested in food memoirbiography

  3. Biblio Files (takingadayoff) Biblio Files (takingadayoff) says:

    I don't know why I should enjoy reading about Julia Child I don't cook and have no plans to start but I do One of my favorite books about her is Alex Prud'homme's previous book with Julia My Life in France about Julia's early life and her memories of living and visiting France The French Chef in America written without Julia who died in 2004 picks up where My Life in France left off with the Childs' return to America and Julia's increasing success and fame as a TV personality and a cookbook authorAs the grandson of Julia's husband's twin brother got that? Prud'homme knew Julia and visited her sometimes but my impression is that these were rare occasions So he had to do the research and he may have had some access to letters and memories of other family members but what results is a solid and thorough biography I even learned a few things I hadn't already read elsewhere such as that Julia had a total of three facelifts over the years We also learn a little about the years of Paul's decline and about Julia's less successful attempts at TV seriesFor my money the best book overall about Julia Child and her TV career is Dana Polan's Julia Child's The French Chef the best just the facts book is Laura Shapiro's Julia Child and the most gossipy is Dearie by Bob Spitz My Life in France is fun for Julia's personal memories and now The French Chef in America fills in a few holes about her career and professional decisions

  4. Mrs. Elaine Mrs. Elaine says:

    35 starsI adore Julia Child My limited knowledge of her comes from watching Julia and Julia this book and my favorite My Life in France Her energy and love of life literally jumps off the page I had always thought of her as being a sort of June Cleaver but nothing could be farther from the truth One of my favorite stories from a letter her husband wrote is of her plucking pasta from boiling hot water with her bare hands and exclaiming That's hotter then a stiff cock HilariousUnfortunately this book fell a bit short for me The first 34 were very good full of little anecdotes giving you a wonderful picture of her personality and her daily life The last 14 was boring boring boring and had info regarding the food movement of the 1970s then it did of Julia My Life In France spoiled me I wanted of THAT Julia The one who demanded to be a student at Le Cordon Blu despite no female students being accepted Don't get me wrong the book had that but the ending couldn't sustain it Read My Life in France if you want a clear picture of Julia Child's life and her journey to becoming a French cook from America

  5. Julie Julie says:

    An entertaining and pleasant biography covering Julia Child's years in America Ultimately this is probably a three and a half star book The seuence seemed a bit disjointed at times but the content was entertaining Alex Prud'homme read the book himself and he was a competent reader Recommended especially if you arewere a fan of Julia Child

  6. Darcie K Darcie K says:

    Ok but a little flat Still I was glad for the information

  7. Lisa Lisa says:

    Julia didn't want to send her viewers on a wild couscous chaseI do love her so I really enjoyed reading this It did not reach the pinnacle of My Life in France but that book was such a high point for me that it was not reasonable to suspect that it could It was lovely to spend this time and hear about her second act

  8. Amanda Amanda says:

    I'm afraid I found this seuel to lack the charm and je ne sais uois of My Life in France I couldn't bring myself to read than 60 pages as I just wasn't in love with the story or it's telling

  9. Shelby *trains flying monkeys* Shelby *trains flying monkeys* says:

    Realizing that I had gotten an audio book hurt my heart I LOVE Julia Child and she is one of my biggest heroines So I just bought the physical copy of the book to go with it Yay me I love hearing about Julia's life and her bawdy wonderful personality I love this book Booksource I received a copy of the book from Blogging for books in exchange for review

  10. Angela Angela says:

    Alex Prud'homme has done it again This book is every bit as interesting and engaging as My Life in France I savored pun intended every word

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