Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie PowellWith the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul!
Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that’s going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mothers dog-eared copy of Julia Childs 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year.
At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there’s more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye. With Julia’s stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads. She sends her husband on late-night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight. She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver.
And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life’s ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance.
Julie & Julia (2009) - I Love to Eat Scene (1/10) - Movieclips
Julie minus Julia (plus butchery and adultery)
The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. She walks into a Brooklyn restaurant in a flurry, a tall woman wearing a dark coat with feathery cuffs and neckline, her brown hair in messy pigtails. And now, she offers herself up for consumption. She laughs, apologizes for her lateness and plunks herself down like a sack of potatoes. She looks up meekly as a waiter lists the food choices, then narrows her eyes as if in concentration, nodding approvingly at each description. At her neck, she wears a pendant of a tiny bear trap. And on her wedding finger, flashing in the low light of the restaurant, there's her wedding ring.
August 4, She was just looking for an escape from a series of dead end jobs that had put a damper on her dreams of becoming a writer. A write-up in The New York Times helped land her the book deal. She considers herself someone who blogs occasionally as opposed to a blogger. Most people are not starting a blog to find stardom, according to Jennifer McLean of Technorati. Other reasons include activism, book publicity, personal satisfaction and to become known as an expert. Leo Babauta, creator of Zen Habits zenhabits.
It's a tale of the self-proclaimed "renegade foodie" Julie Powell, whose blog-turned-novel follows her misadventures cooking Julia Child 's recipes in "Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In the past month or so, I've been receiving countless e-mails about it, encouraging me to see Nora Ephron's film, starring Amy Adams and Meryl Streep:. It's about a N. It's about writing and food and relationships and Julia Child. I think you'd love it. As a food blogger, I've been aware of Powell's success in the past few years and have been enjoying the foodie frenzy from the sidelines, but I hadn't quite made up my mind.
Take a step back in time…. The blog quickly gained a large following. This blog even predates WordPress which started in ! Having a unique great idea and posting regularly is the perfect recipe for blogging success. You can find the original blog here in the Web Archive. The Book Deal: Sept.