Sunday, October 18, 2009

Emma aime ... Julie and Julia

The hubby and I had a delightful day today. After a spot of lunch (it was meant to be breakfast but we woke up ridiculously late! oh well!), we headed to the cinema to see Julie and Julia. The movie stars the fabulous Meryll Streep as cookbook author Julia Childs and Amy Adams as a Julie Powell who cooks her way through Julia recipe book and write a blog about it. The story intermingles Julie's mission of challenge her way through the book and Julia's challenge of become a cook and having her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, published.

We both loved the movie especially the performance by Meryll Streep who was charming and outrageous.

So for all you people who loved the movie as i here is a brief biography of the two main "characters".

Julia Childs:

(August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American cook, author and television personality. She introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to the Americans through her, most notably Mastering the Art of French cooking (published 1961) and her television programme the French Chef which premiered in 1963. Mastering the Art of French Cooking is still available today in its 49th edition!

Julie Powell:

Julie Powell (born 1973) is an American author of Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen. While working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corp in August 2002, Powell began the Julie/Julia Project, a blog chronicling her attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog quickly gained a large following, and Powell signed a book deal resulting in Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen.

In the words of Julia herself Bon Appetite dear readers ... x

1 comment:

  1. I just saw this movie and loved it so much I had to go out and buy the book straight away! Doesn't it just make you want to drown everything in butter!