With the#1 New York Times best-selling My Life in France, Alex Prud’homme helped his Great Aunt Julia Child share her inspiring story of finding her life’s calling in France. In France is a Feast, Prud’homme and Katie Pratt share Paul Child’s passion: photography, and in turn help to chronicle Julia falling for French food and cooking as well as the country’s abundant culture and beauty in the years following World War II. More than 200 luscious, black-and-white photographs are included in the book, some intimate portraits of Julia, complete with personal stories about a couple who quite simply adored each other.
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 more 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.