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Book Club Meeting - France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Julia Child by Alex Prud'Homme & Katie Pratt
February 2, 2022 5:00pm-6:15pm
Registration Closed

This is an online, member-only meeting. A zoom link will be sent to everyone who has RSVPed by 02/01/2022.

Please sign up to attend only if you've read or attempted to read the book. 

5:00 - Social interaction

5:15 - Meeting begins


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, Brassai, 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. France is a Feast not only captures a magical period in Paul and Julia’s lives, but also brings to light Paul Child’s own remarkable photographic achievement.  

Paul was an accomplished photographer; his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art. This book contains 250 black-and-white photographs.

"A labor of love, about a love affair... It's extraordinary to see a collection of photographs in which a fiercely talented and accomplished woman is presented with humor, admiration, and love. Julia called Paul 'the man who is always there.' He took pictures at every turn, leaving a record of the streets of Paris and Marseille, of his wife, and of his own ghostly, beloved presence, reflecting the light that she cast." ― The New Yorker

"France is a Feast shows off Paul Child’s accomplished photos of Julia Child and postwar Paris." ― New York Times Book Review