The French Chef in America by Alex Prud'homme audiobook

The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

By Alex Prud’homme
Read by Alex Prud’homme

Random House Audio
10.90 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780399564833

The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew 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. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.

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The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew

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. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her "French chef" persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Captivating… My Life In France captures the essence of Julia Child. Martin Rubin, San Francisco Chronicle
A luscious combination of culinary adventure, love story, and memoir… Gives readers a true taste for the woman behind the recipes. Heather Grimshaw, The Denver Post
Inspiring. Jennifer Rose, Entertainment Weekly
Intricately and intriguingly detailed . . . delicious. Mimi Sheraton, The Daily Beast
[An] opportunity to lap up the timeless kitchen wisdom of one of the world's greatest cooking teachers. Penny Pleasance, NY Journal of Books
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
Relive the moment that Julia Child became an American icon. Boston Globe
An engaging, endearing love letter to the country Julia regarded as her ‘spiritual homeland’… Written by Julia Child’s grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme… [A] highly readable posthumous memoir that chronicles not only her discovery of the culinary glories of postwar France but also her transformation into a confident chef, teacher, and ultimately apostle of French cooking to millions of Americans. Mackenzie Carpenter, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Charming and affectionate. Colman Andrews, The Wall Street Journal
Lively, infectious.... [The] elegant but unfussy prose pulls the reader into her stories  Chicago Sun-Times
Delightful and ebulliently written.... [Child's] joy just about jumps off the book's pages. Christian Science Monitor
Captivating.... [Child's] marvelously distinctive voice is present on every page San Francisco Chronicle
A delight. On one level, it’s the story of how a ‘six-foot-two-inch, thirty-six-year-old, rather loud and unserious Californian her words—discovered the fullness of life in France. On another, it recounts the making of ‘Julia Child’, America’s grande dame of French cooking. Inevitably, the stories overlap.
“Prud’homme’s inspiring and engaging The French Chef in America celebrates the woman—who also happens to be the author’s great-aunt.” Wall Street Journal
“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 (One of the Best Books about Food of 2016)
“A warm, nuanced celebration of ‘Our Lady of the Ladle’…with behind-the-scenes details of Child’s later life in the US after years in France.” Publishers Weekly
“With a peppy narration and flawless French pronunciations, Prud’homme traces her trajectory from The French Chef TV series…to collaborations with other famous chefs such as Jacques Pépin. It’s an in-depth and intimate portrait of an ambitious and driven woman…There’s plenty here for listeners to savor.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Alex Prud'homme

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Author Bio: Alex Prud'homme

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Author Bio: Alex Prud’homme

Author Bio: Alex Prud’homme

Alex Prud’homme, Julia Child’s grandnephew, is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, and other publications. He is the author of The Cell Game and the coauthor (with Michael Cherkasky) of Forewarned. He lives with his family in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 10.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English