Publisher’s Weekly likes “thoroughly delicious” Paul Child photo book, France is a Feast
Industry bible PW takes a shine to our new book of Paul Child’s photographs of Paris, Marseille, food, and Julia (black and white, shot between 1948-54). FiaF will be in stores Oct 24, but feel free to pre-order!
France Is a Feast:
The Photographic Journey
of Paul and Julia Child
Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt. Thames &
Hudson, $35 (208p) ISBN 978-0-500-51907-3
Comprised of225 black-and-white
photographs by Paul Child, the husband
of Julia Child, taken during the couple’s
time in France beginning in 1948, this
intimate photo album delivers mesmerizing
visual addenda to Julia Child’s
memoir, My Life in France …
The collection includes photos
of Julia’s days at the Cordon Bleu with
fellow chefs, as well as snapshots of her at
work amid pots and pans in the tiny
kitchen of the couple’s Paris apartment.
In other photos, Paul plays with shadows
and angles while shooting the streets of
Paris or the fields of the French countryside.
There are also the more everyday
traveler’s shots featuring a leggy Julia
that illuminate the love story between
the photographer and his muse. This
thoroughly delicious book illustrates
how two creative minds can impact
>> Bon appétit!