Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
Julie and Julia 365 Days 524 Recipes 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen Author:Julie Powell With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break... more » the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mother's dog eared copy of Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year. At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moved from the simple Potage Parmentier into the more complicated realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there's more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye.« less
Amy P. (sweetiepetey) reviewed Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen on
Helpful Score: 7
My overwhelming feeling when reading this book was that I had no idea how gross French cooking was! I was treated to many laughable moments, a few deep thoughts and even moments of wanting to slap the main character. In the end I admired the quest that Julie took on and the meaning that she etched out of it. It definitely has the potential to inspire one to dream outside of the box.
Really fun, quick read. I've heard lots of complaints that she didn't follow all the recipes exactly, yada, yada. Well, really the book isn't about the recipes, it's about this woman's search for a purpose in life and how she accidently found it through Julia Child.
I love good food and enjoy Julia Childs so very much but this book seemed to make fun of her and her recipes not to mention the horrid use of one unsavory word over and over as well as sharing some oddest aspects of her own life. I guess it's supposed to be a humorous take on living in a tiny New York apartment and trying to cook one's way through Julia Child's classic cookbook. Some may find it humorous. I didn't. I find it strange, too, that cooking supposed to help the author find purpose to her life yet most of the book is devoted to her cooking failures which seem too occur most of the time.
boradicus reviewed Julie and Julia : 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen on
I haven't read the book yet but the movie was fun romp! I loved learning about how Julia Childe got her start! I used to watch Julia Childe when I was a music composition student! She was so funny! She also had the dope on how to make a mean casserole and other entertaining things to cook on my restricted college budget!