The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

Sat, April 8, 2017 - 2:00pm

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The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

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      VIP All-Access $499.00
      Non-Refundable Service Fee $30.93
      Total $529.93

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      Eat, drink, discover, do it all with this fabulous VIP Package which includes VIP tickets to all of the below events:

      - Santa Barbara Vintners' Wine Reception with Chef Nancy Silverton
      - Breakfast with Bree’osh
      - Choice of Panel Discussion: Farmers Turned Artisans or Sparkling Wine Panel Discussion & Tasting
      - Choice of Cooking Demonstration: Cooking Demonstration with Scratch Bar & Kitchen or Cooking Demonstration with Chef Christopher Rayman
      - Santa Barbara Farm-to-Table Luncheon with Chef Clark Staub
      - The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act
      - Craft Brewer’s Garden
      - Screening of "Julie & Julia"
      - Celebration of the Santa Rita Hills Dinner
      - Neighborhood Market Tour & Tasting

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The French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

A complimentary discussion and book signing with Julia's Great-Nephew, author Alex Prud'homme

Join Author and Julia Child’s great-nephew Alex Prud’homme for a lively conversation about Julia’s second act and his latest book, The French Chef in America. A reading from the book will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing.

The French Chef in America by Alex Prud’homme (Knopf, 2016)
In 2006 Alex Prud’homme co-wrote Julia Child’s memoir, My Life in France, which inspired half of the film “Julie & Julia.” Now, ten years later, he has written a follow-up, The French Chef in America: Julia Child’s Second Act.  While Julia’s memoir covered her self-discovery in Paris in the early 1950s, The French Chef in America looks at how she became America’s first celebrity chef in the 1960s and 70s, with groundbreaking cookbooks and her hit TV show “The French Chef.” Then, in the spirit of that rebellious time, Julia broke with classical cuisine to embrace her American roots, used recipes from around the world, grew outspoken and controversial, was spoofed by Dan Aykroyd on SNL, and reached the height of her success -- while contending with some of her darkest moments in private. The story of Julia’s “second act” is just as inspiring as her first.

Books will be available for purchase.


When & Where
Saturday, April 8, 2017
2:00pm - 2:45pm PDT
  • Bacara Resort & Spa
    8301 Hollister Avenue
    Santa Barbara, CA

Bacara Resort & Spa Presents: Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend 2017


Join us April 7-9, 2017 for the 4thd Annual Santa Barbara Food & Wine Weekend - three days celebrating Julia Child’s lifelong love of eating well and Santa Barbara’s coastal bounty. The event weekend's beneficiary, The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts, was created by Julia in 1995 to continue to advance matters she valued. The Foundation’s mission is to honor and further Julia’s legacy, which centers on the importance of understanding where food comes from, what makes for good food, and the value of cooking. Headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, the Foundation is a grant-making, non-profit which primarily funds research and scholarships for professional culinary training as well as other activities in the fields of gastronomy and the culinary arts. Through the organizations and programs it supports, the Foundation continues to foster Julia’s lifelong love of learning, her far-reaching impact as a teacher and mentor, and her passion for gastronomy and the culinary arts. For more information about the organizations the Foundation supports, please visit the website link below-

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