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Big News – RBG filmmakers next subject is Julia Child!

After charting Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rise to the top of the legal world, the filmmaking team behind “RBG” is reuniting to tell the story of a different kind of trailblazer: Julia Child, the television chef and cookbook author who taught America how to eat. Co-directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen will examine Child’s unconventional life, one that saw her seize the spotlight with the 1961 publication of her best-seller “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” when she was nearly 50 years old. She then brought her love of fine food to the masses with WGBH television program “The French Chef,” which was syndicated nationally by…

Trump Rolls Back Clean Water Protections to 1986: the ripple effect will hurt us all

Amazon on The Ripple Effect: “a masterwork of investigation and dramatic narrative … a major achievement.”

AS ALEX PRUD’HOMME and his great-aunt Julia Child were completing their collaboration on her memoir, My Life in France, they began to talk about the French obsession with bottled water, which had finally spread to America. From this spark of interest, Prud’homme began what would become an ambitious quest to understand the evolving story of freshwater. What he found was shocking: as the climate warms and world population grows, demand for water has surged, but supplies of freshwater are static or dropping, and new threats to water quality appear every day. The Ripple Effect is Prud’homme’s vivid and engaging inquiry into the fate of…

“France is a Feast” — now popping-up in Napa, CA

Now through September 2, 2019 France is a Feast:the Photographic Journey of Paul & Julia Child presented by Napa Valley Museum YountvilleThe CIA at Copia, 500 1st Street, Napa, CA

Our Paul Child photo show, “France is a Feast,” now popping up at the CIA at Copia, in Napa, CA

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Paul Child photo show, FRANCE IS A FEAST, at CIA/Copia in Napa, CA

Next time you’re in Napa CA check out our Paul Child photo show at the CIA at Copia, and see a young Julia Child discovering French food, and herself, in postwar Paris and Marseille — it’s free, and runs through 9/2/19 On Tour: France is a Feast: the Photographic Journey of Paul & Julia Child POP-UP GALLERY March 1, 2019 ■ September 2, 2019 ON TOUR: The CIA at COPIA March 1 through September 2, 2019

Chef Julia Child’s biographer recalls his great aunt and uncle

Back in the halcyon days of August, the esteemed Ellsworth American was kind enough to send reporter Kate Cough to my reading at the Northeast Harbor, Maine, Library. Her report begins like this …   NORTHEAST HARBOR —When Julia Child got her first microwave oven “it was this magical space-age thing from NASA,” says her grandnephew Alex Prud’homme. “She was told you could cook everything in it.” Julia decided to test the machine at her house in Cambridge, Mass. She was throwing a dinner party. “And she put the frozen chicken, the vegetables and the chocolate cake into this magical machine,” says…

Join me at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum 6/7, for lunch and Julia Child stories

Join me at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum tomorrow (6/7), for a French lunch and stories about Julia Child’s coming of age, from 12-2 PM (res required) — bon appetit! En Plein Aire with French Fare June Luncheon Support the Bartow-Pell Conservancy and join us for an elegant lunch outdoors on the pebble court with a talk by Alex Prud’homme. Chef de Partie ticket: $85… BARTOWPELLMANSIONMUSEUM.ORG

Breaking news: “France is a Feast” West Coast book tour – first week of May ’18

Happy spring — Katie Pratt and I will pick up where we left off last fall, talking about and showing photos from FRANCE IS A FEAST: the Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child. We start on Mon 4/30 at the famous and funky Powell’s Books in Portland, proceed to Elliott Bay Books in Seattle on Wed 5/2, then for you Bay Area-ites we’ll be at Diesel Books in Larkspur 5/3, Book Passage in the Ferry Building in SF on 5/4, then up to the Napa Valley Museum in Yountville — which is currently exhibiting Paul Child’s photos and memorabilia…

Let us bend your ear: Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt on “Inside Julia’s Kitchen” Podcast

Have a listen, and let me know what you think Episode 4 from “Inside Julia’s Kitchen Podcast: Meet Alex Prud’homme and Katie Pratt.