This weekend husband and I watched Julie and Julia. I loved Meryl Streep as Julia Child. I still remember the clip from some forgotten tv show where she and Dick Butkus carved a turkey. If anyone finds it on the internet let me know. It was one of the funniest TV cooking moments ever.
I agree with my boss and thought Amy Adams (as Julie Powell) was a little too whiney. In real life she had to be more awesome. I was so envious though that her blog took off. Food is a great comment motivator. Everyone has an opinion about it.
I thought I’d point out some references to the cookbooks and people. (I’m a librarian it’s what I do.)
First, Julia’s famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Covers have changed throughout the years. To the right is the First edition cover .
For another discussion on the collaboration between the three and a taste testing of the recipes, go to Slashfood.
So how about Julia herself. Here’s a great summary of her books from Eat me Daily. This site is worth a second or third look in the Yum department.
Nora Ephron wrote the screenplay for Julie & Julia.
Almost forgot the Joy of Cooking, not complemented by the characters but remember it was the competition. I think it’s another must have for your cookbook collection along with Julia, of course.
Visit Julie at her blog, http://juliepowell.blogspot.com/
And support this innovative writer and blogger by buying a copy of her book, (don’t just see the movie) , you can do both.