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France is a Feast PDF France Is A Feast By Alex PrudHomme Through Intimate And Compelling Photographs Taken By Her Husband Paul Child, A Gifted Photographer, France Is A Feast Documents How Julia Child First Discovered French Cooking And The French Way Of Life Paul And Julia Moved To Paris In 1948 Where He Was Cultural Attach For The US Information Service, And In This Role He Met Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, And Other Leading Lights Of The Photography World As Julia Recalled Paris Was Wonderfully Walkable, And It Was A Natural Subject For Paul Their Wanderings Through The French Capital And Countryside, Frequently Photographed By Paul, Would Help Lead To The Classic Mastering The Art Of French Cooking, And Julia S Brilliant And Celebrated Career In Books And On Television Though Paul Was An Accomplished Photographer His Work Is In The Collection Of The Museum Of Modern Art , His Photographs Remained Out Of The Public Eye Until The Publication Of Julia S Memoir, My Life In France, In Which Several Of His Images Were Included Now, With Than 200 Of Paul S Photographs And Personal Stories Recounted By His Great Nephew Alex Prud Homme, France Is A Feast Not Only Captures This Magical Period In Paul And Julia S Lives, But Also Brings To Light Paul Child S Own Remarkable Photographic Achievement.

About the Author: Alex Prud'Homme

Alex Prud homme is Julia Child s grandnephew A freelance writer, his journalism has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, and People He is the author of My Life in France with Julia Child and The Cell Game and the co author with Michael Cherkasky of Forewarned He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

10 thoughts on “France is a Feast

  1. says:

    What a beautiful book I m not one for so called, coffee table books, but I am a huge fan of Julia Child This book captures a photographic history of Paul and Julia Child in France from 1948 through 1956 The majority of the pictures are taken by...

  2. says:

    Beautiful photography and very well written combine to make this book a five star read

  3. says:

    Beyond expectation and the photography was sensational.

  4. says:

    Mostly a book of P Child s photography, which I found moderately okay If he weren t J Child s husband I don t think the book would have been written or the pictures published, or the NYT doing a book review, which is what got me to buy the book.

  5. says:

    This book is stunning visually and emotionally Some of the photos took my breath away, and Paul s poem at the end brought tears to my eyes I ve always loved Julia Child, but after reading My Life In France I came to also love her relationship with her husband, Paul This book is a very touching look at their lives and relationship through Paul s eyes with his words and photos he took, an

  6. says:

    This is a lovely and thoughtful biography maybe tribute is a better word to Paul Child, a fascinating figure in his own right A great book for either a Francophile or a French chef devotee I am always interested in Europe as it was after WWII, and this is a little glance I loved being able to see.

  7. says:

    A gorgeous book, where Paul Child s finally gets his place in the sun as well.

  8. says:

    Beautiful book Set aside a couple of uninterrupted hours, get a nice cup of tea or a glass of wine, and simply indulge.

  9. says:

    Some might not be aware, but Julia Child s husband did most of the photography and art for her books While working chiefly for the State Department overseas, and the OSS during WWII where he met Julia , he had a lifelong passion for photography and this book is a homage to his work reflecting the years he and Julia lived in France, starting in the late 1940 s into the mid 1950 s From Paris, to Marseilles to Pr

  10. says:

    Julia Child, the woman who seemed to bring about a culinary transformation in America, would never have become the phenomenon she was without the behind the scenes efforts of her husband Paul Child Anyone who has read the memoir My Life in France that Julia wrote with her great nephew Alex Prud homme, will want to have this new book, France is a Feast, where Paul Child is finally given his due A relentless and talen

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