Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
My Year of Cooking Dangerously

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The bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer) is now a major motion picture. Audiobook read by the author and value-priced!


Directed by Nora Ephron, starring Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia, the film Julie & Julia will be released by Sony Pictures on April 19, 2009.

The film is based on this bestselling memoir in which Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto.
 

About Julie Powell

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After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell now writes in her pajamas at her home in Queens, New York, and occasionally serves as a butcher's apprentice.
 
Published September 1, 2005 by Little, Brown and Company. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The New York Times

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Very near the end of the book, Powell obliges me a teeny tiny bit, when she is struck by the absurdity of Child's recommendation of Mayonnaise Collée - a mayo thickened with gelatin until it has the consistency of decorative icing - as an ideal medium with which to adorn foods with designs.

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The Guardian

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Julie & Julia by Julie Powell Fig Tree £14.99, pp309 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?

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Publishers Weekly

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Powell became an Internet celebrity with her 2004 blog chronicling her yearlong odyssey of cooking every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking .

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The Globe and Mail

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In 2002, before personal food blogs became ubiquitous (disclosure: I write one), 29-year-old Julie Powell, frustrated with her secretarial job and lack of prospects, came up with a great, career-making idea: Over a year, she would cook every recipe in Julia Child's classic Mastering the Art of Fr...

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The New Republic

“Repeat after me,” Julia Child’s husband tells her in the opening moments of Julie & Julia.

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Oprah.com

Mrs. Child delivered French haute cuisine to the average American kitchen and inspired generations of food lovers worldwide, but perhaps only Meryl Streep could give us Julia Child, sexpot.

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Eve's Fan Garden

Her journey begins particularly late in life, after a disillusioned Gilbert leaves her seemingly charmed life and husband only to end up alone and directionless.

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Summary:Nora Ephron adapts Julie Powell's autobiographical book -Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen with this Columbia Pictures production starring Amy Adams as an amateur chef who decides to cook every recipe in a cookbook from acclaimed celebrity chef Julia Child (...

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