If you know anything about me you know i have a passion for food and the culinary arts. Pretty much anything that has come out about Julia Child I will read or watch. I just loved her spirit. She may have gotten a bit of a late state to finding her passion but I can completely relate to that. I think most of us can. Her drive, ambition, and savy created an entirely new way for Americans to experience food.
This was written by Julia’s grandnephew Alex Prud’Homme. His voice adds an air of authenticity as he has known this woman in many different respects, as a businesswoman and as family. In this writing you get to understand more about the great lady behind the apron and behind her perfect strand of pearls. You get to see how she dealt with colleagues who weren’t necessarily the easiest to deal with as well as the newfound fame that she garnered by being the First Lady of Cuisine, even invented a new way to experience cuisine from your couch at home through television. As a huge fan of the Food Network I am grateful for that contribution every day.
I think anyone can gain something from reading this vivid recount of our Julia being Julia. This story has something for everyone. I highly recommend it!
I give it 4/5 stars and wished there was more of it!
Get it here on Amazon! – The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act