Merci Smithsonian: mag calls FCiA “One of the Best Books About Food of 2016”
Well, this is a nice way to kick off December!
Julia Child’s great-nephew Alex Prud’homme takes on the famed chef’s TV and cookbook years in his latest work, a near-sequel to Child’s autobiographical My Life in France, which Prud’homme co-authored. 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. Through it all, though, Child remains somewhat nonchalant, once telling Prud’homme, “Well, if it wasn’t me, it would have been someone else.” “But it was her,” Prud’homme counters in his book. “And it is unlikely that anyone else could have done what she did, when she did, and how she did it. Julia Child changed the nation, even if she didn’t like to admit it.”
Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/best-books-about-food-2016-