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Powell became an Internet celebrity with her blog chronicling her yearlong odyssey of cooking every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Some passages in the book are taken verbatim from the blog, but Powell expands on her experience and gives generous background about her personal life: her doting husband, wacky friends, evil co-workers. She also includes some comments from her "bleaders" blog readers , who formed an enthusiastic support base. Powell never met Julia Child who died last year , but the venerable chef's spirit is present throughout, and Powell imaginatively reconstructs episodes from Child's life in the s. Her writing is feisty and unrestrained, especially as she details killing lobsters, tackling marrowbones and cooking late into the night. Occasionally the diarist instinct overwhelms the generally tight structure and Powell goes on unrelated tangents, but her voice is endearing enough that readers will quickly forgive such lapses.
Rate this book. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's dog-eared copy of Julia Child's classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all recipes. In the span of one year. At first she thinks it will be easy.
What do you do if you're a picky eater and failed actress, transplanted from your native Texas to Planet Arugula - the expensive, sophisticated world called New York? How do you cope with temping jobs that suck, until you get a permanent one doing something totally meaningless with the group that is sifting through the plans for renovating Ground Zero? How do you add some risk-taking to your getting-stale marriage to your high-school sweetheart, the only male non-family member you've ever known intimately, while you're a year-old with gynaecological issues that mean your biological clock is ticking at speed? You keep sane by embarking on a Project. You steal your mother's tattered copy of America's favourite but most difficult cookery book and attempt to make every recipe in it in one year - that's in the words of the subtitle ' days, recipes, 1 tiny apartment kitchen', and write a blog, a running account of your disasters and less often successes, posted daily on a website. It was first published in America in , and here as a Penguin paperback in
Did you ever want to take a three-day bus trip sitting next to Julia Child? Just asking.
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Book Review: Julie and Julia
Sign in. Julia Child's story of her start in the cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends In , Julia Child is in Paris, the wife of a diplomat, wondering how to spend her days.
The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell , who aspires to cook all recipes in Child's cookbook in days, a challenge she described on her popular blog that made her a published author. Both of these books were written and published in the same time frame — The film is the first major motion picture based on a blog. Streep and Adams previously starred together in Doubt In , Julie Powell Adams is a young writer with an unpleasant job at the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation 's call center, where she answers telephone calls from victims of the September 11 attacks and members of the general public complaining about the LMDC's controversial plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center. She is discontented with this, and is disheartened at watching her acquaintances succeed in their own professions.