The French Chef in America
  • Author : Alex Prud'homme
  • Release Date : 04 October 2016
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Genre : Cooking
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 13 : 9780385351768
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Download or read book entitled The French Chef in America written by Alex Prud'homme and published by Anchor online. This book was released on 04 October 2016 with total pages 336. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this enchanting follow-up to My Life in France—Julia Child’s beloved and best-selling memoir—her co-author and grandnephew, Alex Prud’homme, chronicles Julia’s rise from home cook to the first celebrity chef. While at the beginning of her career Julia’s name was synonymous with French cooking, she fashioned a new identity in the 1970s, reinventing and Americanizing herself. Here we see her dealing with difficult colleagues and the challenges of fame, and ultimately using her newfound celebrity to create what would become a totally new type of food television. The story of a remarkable woman who found her true voice in middle age and profoundly shaped our relationship with food, The French Chef in America is a fascinating look at the second act of a unique culinary icon.