In 2018, Napa Valley Museum presented the world premiere of France is a Feast: A Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child, an exhibition based on the book of the same name, edited by Julia’s great-nephew, Alex Prud’homme. Featuring photographs taken by Paul Child in France between 1948 and 1954, the exhibition also included rare objects and intimate pictures of Julia. Executive Director Laura Rafaty, enlisted Flying Fish to convert France is a Feast into a traveling exhibition after its enormous success.
Flying Fish collaborated closely with the Napa Valley Museum and The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts to create and design an exhibition called Julia Child: A Recipe for Life. The exhibition explores Julia’s personal life as well as America’s culinary revolution, with a focus on her insatiable curiosity and tenacious spirit. It follows Julia’s journey as she experiments, tests, proves and communicates how to make delicious food. The exhibition features immersive sensory experiences, artifacts, and photographs. It uses innovative storytelling techniques to showcase how Julia’s lifelong education and experiences empowered her and others, revolutionizing American cuisine and food culture.