Join us Sunday, October 8th at 5 pm. Alex Prud’homme, great nephew of Julia Child, discusses his new book “The French Chef in America.”
Mr. Prud’homme recounts the myriad ways in which Child profoundly shaped how we eat today. He shows us Child in the aftermath of the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, suddenly finding herself America’s first lady of French food and under considerable pressure to embrace her new mantle. We see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. Every bit as entertaining, inspiring, and delectable as My Life in France, The French Chef in America uncovers Julia Child beyond her “French chef” persona and reveals her second act to have been as groundbreaking and adventurous as her first.
The event will take place at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St., Stonington. Parking for the La Grua Center is in the main lot of Stonington Commons. This event is free and open to the public.