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
THis audio version IS ABRIDGED which I didn't know when I received it...so I couldn't even finish it. I gave up on the 3rd cd because by then I realised all I was hearing was JULIE's story. Not much at all about Julia. I had intended to listen in the car and read the book at the same time. I'm sure the book is better, but I have a feeling the movie will be best. I think I have only said that about TWILIGHT.
I liked the concept - making every single dish listed in Julia Child's famous French cooking book, in one year. Obviously, the author can't tell us about most of them, but the highlights are well-presented, and well integrated into what was going on wuith her own personal life at the time. She reads the audio well.