Monday, March 16, 2009
Review: Julie & Julia
Title: Julie & Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, 1 tiny apartment
Author: Julie Powell
Julie is on the brink of turning thirty. She hates her job, not sure if she is able to have children, and needs something to give her more fulfillment. While visiting her mother, she stumbles upon her mothers old copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking (MtAoFC) by Julia Child.
She is attempting to make all 524 recipes including brains, kidneys, and all. She tells of her triumphs, failures, and frustrations. She journals everything on her blog, and becomes quite successful and popular (hence, the book).
Julie is spunky, sassy, and a little self-absorbed. She has endearing qualities that I liked in Bridget Jones. She can be a little crass at times, but overall an easy, witty read. I thought the very idea of her "project" very creative.
There is a movie with Meryl Streep playing Julia Child and Amy Adams playing Julie Powell. I wonder how it will be.....
Couldn't find a trailer for it quite yet. :(