Beard on Books
Wed, October 05, 2016
The Beard House
Price: 20 for nonstudents (suggested donation) Phone: 212.627.2308
The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act
After the publication of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Julia Child was crowned the nation’s queen of French cuisine by her adoring fans, a heavy mantle she assumed with her customary optimism and zeal. In his new tome, The French Chef in America, Child’s great-nephew (and My Life in France co-author) Alex Prud’homme takes readers behind the scenes of these formative years, as Child stepped into her television studio kitchen and thus into America’s homes, ultimately redefining food television forever.
Tickets to events held at the James Beard House cover the cost of food and a unique dining experience. Dinners are prepared by culinary masters from all regions of the United States and around the world. All alcoholic beverages are provided on a complimentary basis and are not included in the ticket price.
Beard on Books is an ongoing monthly literary series featuring readings and discussions with some of the food world’s most celebrated authors. Acqua Panna and S.Pellegrino waters, Lavazza Coffee, tea from Tea Forté, and Valrhona Chocolate will be served. Refreshments will be provided bySarabeth's. Guests are also welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch. Suggested donation $20. Free admission for students.