Monday, July 6, 2009

Julie and Julia

"Julie & Julia", the August 9 movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams as Julia Child and author Julie Powell, is based on Powell’s real life memoir in which she chronicles her experiences cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s classic cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Powell recorded her daily thoughts and efforts in a blog that was later published as a book in 2005 titled Julie and Julia : 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen : how one girl risked her marriage, her job and her sanity to master the art of living.

Julia Child was a real life “top chef” and Powell liberally seasons her memoir with dollops of Child’s extraordinary life. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I suggest that the movie has all the ingredients to be a summer hit. The smart and funny Nora Ephron wrote the screenplay and directed the film, the lead actresses are a gift to your movie palate and both books mentioned here were bestsellers.

Read Julie & Julia and our books by and about Julia Child and see the movie. Bon appétit!

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