France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child
Presented by the Napa Valley Museum Yountville
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
Julia Child was the grande dame of cooking in America, bringing the joy of food into millions of homes through her books and TV shows. Now, YOU can get a rare glimpse into Julia’s life in France through the personal photographs taken by her husband, Paul Child.
It’s only fitting that the exhibit is on display at The CIA at Copia, an immersive foodie wonderland in downtown Napa! Due to popular demand, France is a Feast will remain at The CIA at Copia through March 8, 2020.
The exhibit is free and the hours are Monday–Sunday; 9 a.m.–8 p.m.
Based on the acclaimed world-premiere exhibition from the Napa Valley Museum Yountville, this touring exhibit debuts with new text from Paul Child’s great-nephew, and Julia’s co-author, Alex Prud’homme, and is sponsored in part by Oceania Cruises.
Featuring Paul’s intimate and compelling photographs, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the U.S. Information Service. Their wanderings through Paris and the French countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead Julia to her brilliant and celebrated career as a chef, TV personality, and author. As she recalled: “Paris was wonderfully walkable, and it was a natural subject for Paul.”
Did you know? Long a valued friend and supporter of the CIA, Julia Child helped fund the original Copia when it opened in 2001, and the facility’s first restaurant was named Julia’s Kitchen.
Want more Julia?
JULIA’S KITCHEN: CELEBRATING FRENCH CUISINE
Enjoy a unique and inspirational learning experience, Julia’s way! Join us in the kitchen for a hands-on cooking class that showcases her distinct techniques, favorite recipes, and most of all, remembering that we all learn best by doing.
DINE LIKE JULIA
Experience the classic dishes that inspired Julia Child at The Restaurant at CIA Copia. Enjoy a special prix fixe dinner menu that includes potage velouté aux champignons, bifteck saute béarnaise, and mousseline au chocolat. Menu changes seasonally.
SHOP FRENCH COOKWARE
What better way to celebrate the food of Julia than to cook and eat on authentic, French tools and cookware like Pillivuyt, Laguoile and Peugeot. Pick up a piece of history at The Store at CIA Copia. Bon Appétit!