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Julie and Julia My Year of Cooking Dangerously Author:Julie Powell Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved 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 ... more »gusto.« less
I was highly disappointed in this book, if you're looking for a good mix of Julie and Julia, you won't find it here. In fact this book should be called All about Julie with just a tiny bit of Julia thrown in for fun. And the ending about what Julia thought of Julie, just didn't even seem right, and no real explanation was given for Julia's thoughts either, which I found odd. I think the movie looks better compared to the book as I really did not see where all the scenes with Julia were that I had seen in the previews. I was highly disappointed in the lack of Julia in this book. And Julie has a mouth on her that would put most people to shame. The start of the book seemed rather interesting and then it dropped from there. I actually had to stop reading the book for a week before I went back to it because I became disgusted with it. Just not what I had expected at all.
This book was fantastic and after watching the movie, the film turned out to be quite a let-down. I learned a TON about French cooking and cuisine and it has inspired me to look more into regional recipes of my own to try. I loved the letters and journals written by Julia Child's husband and both Julie and Julia possess quite the personalities to light up any novel!
I think I found the key to enjoying books that are turned into movies. Watch the movie, enjoy it for what it is, then read the bood and enjoy it MORE.
Worked with this one.
I never read blogs and had never heard of this project until my niece mentioned it. Probably due to the Texas/New York elements. Anyway, Julie's easy wit and totally unpretentious style was a delight to read. I'm on the road to finding my joy (in clay) and it never occurred to me to write about it or worse yet to blog about it, but you know, there could be some merit there. Introverted analysts like me tend to discount the journey and focus on the destination. It gave some insight into what my brother the chef went thorugh in his training. I can see the kid whose favorite meal was a chicago dog (when we still called them a vienna dog) and whole mom made dumpling footballs working to become th eexcellent chef and educator he was. Thanks julie and julia. We all need a project!