Trapped in a boring job and living in a tiny apartment in New York, Julie Powell regularly finds herself weeping on the way home from work. Then one night, through her mascara-smudged eyes, Julie notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the very ingredients for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Childs' ...
Trapped in a boring job and living in a tiny apartment in New York, Julie Powell regularly finds herself weeping on the way home from work. Then one night, through her mascara-smudged eyes, Julie notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the very ingredients for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Childs' legendary cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". And the project is born. Julie begins to cook - every one of the 524 recipes in the book, in the space of just one year. This is Julie's story, as gradually, from oeufs en cocotte to bifstek saute au beurre, from "Bitch Rice" to preparing live lobsters, she realises that this deranged project is changing her life. The richness of the thousands of sauces she slaves over is beginning to spread into her life, and she begins to find the joie de vivre that has been missing for too many years.
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This book is very hard to follow along. You are reading along and suddenly realize that you are reading about a recipe!
Aug 5, 2009
Julie not Julia
This book is not about Julia; it is about Julie putting her boundless energy into whipping up Julia's perfections. The book is better than a B12 shot in getting one to re-think ones after work/personal time in a non-criminal activity. Do not read this if you want to remain a couch potato.
Jul 12, 2009
Julie & Julia
This is a delightful insight into a young woman making sense out of her life through the glorious medium of Julia Child.
A thoroughly good read. I'm buying a second copy as a gift to a dear friend.
Apr 29, 2009
Don't bother if you think this is French food
This is not a light-hearted story about a young woman learning to appreciate the incomparable Julia Child and fine French cuisine. I was totally unprepared for the offensive, profane musings of a grim, unhappy child imprisoned in a woman's life. . . boring, to say the least; pathetic, to be kind. This is one that will go in the recycle bin quite unfinished and unlamented, except for the waste of money.
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