Julie Powell's "Julie & Julia" is the story of the culinary blogging sensation that inspired the hit film. Living in a tiny apartment in New York and trapped in a job she hates, Julie Powell sees life passing her by. Then one night, she notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the few items she's grabbed for ...
Julie Powell's "Julie & Julia" is the story of the culinary blogging sensation that inspired the hit film. Living in a tiny apartment in New York and trapped in a job she hates, Julie Powell sees life passing her by. Then one night, she notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the few items she's grabbed for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Child's legendary cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". And The Project is born. Julie begins to cool - every one of the 524 recipes in the book, in the space of just one year. Soon The Project is all she can think about. While the richness of the food she slaves over spreads into the rest of her life..."Sassy, quirky and disarmingly honest...Powell draws high-calorie comedy from her exploits". ("Marie Claire"). "A gem of a book ...both hilarious and touching". ("Glamour"). Julie Powell started to entertain readers on her infamous blog, on which she pledged to cook all the recipes from Julia Child's iconic cookbook "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". The blog achieved a dedicated following and, as a result of this, it evolved into "Julie & Julia" - a novel which connects Julie's blog to a reworking of Julia Child's biography. "Julie & Julia" was adapted for film by Nora Ephron in 2009 and starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. "Cleaving", the sequel to "Julie & Julia", is also available from Penguin.
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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