Attention Foodies, Franco-philes, and Julia Child fans!
On Tuesday, November 14th at 7 PM, join us at The Book Stall (811 Elm Street in Winnetka) for an evening with Alex Prud’homme, the great-nephew of Paul Child, and co-author with Julia Child of the New York Times bestseller My Life in France. He will be sharing his new book, France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child. This is a ticketed event. Your ticket admits TWO people and includes a copy of the beautiful coffee table book France is a Feast, the program for the evening, and French wine and nibbles! Stop by the store, give us a call at 847-446-8880, or hop on Eventbrite.com to make your reservation.
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, FRANCE IS A FEAST: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child 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 attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassaï, 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 photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia’s memoir, My Life in France.
Now, with more than 200 of Paul’s photographs, personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud’homme (who coauthored My Life in France with Julia and wrote The French Chef in America), and reminiscences by photography curator Katie Pratt, whose parents were among Paul and Julia Child’s closest friends, 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.
For more information or to reserve a signed copy of Mr. Prud’homme’s work, please contact The Book Stall, 847-446-8880, [email protected].