Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment

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 and saved her soul 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 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 moves from the simple Potage Parmentier potato soup into thecomplicated realm of aspics and cr pes, she realizes there sto Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye With Julia s stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads She sends her husband on late night runs for yetbutter and rarely serves dinner before midnight She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine She has eclipsed her life s ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance. Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen


About the Author: Julie Powell

Julie Powell was born and raised in Austin, Texas, where she first fell in love with cooking and her husband, Eric She is the author of a cooking memoir, Julie Julia, which was released in 2005 Her writing has appeared in Bon App tit, The New York Times, House Beautiful, and Archaeology Magazine, among others She lives in Long Island City, Queens.



10 thoughts on “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen

  1. says:

    it seemed so simple, and so brilliant and so the perfect type of book for me, i remember thinking as i perused i forget what, probably the new york times and saw a reference to julie powell s julie and julia project.a woman who dedicated her year to learning how to cook.like me i hoped for inspiration for my writing, for m


  2. says:

    I can see how this book was a successful blog It s a series of snacks than a grand a la carte meal in a French restaurant The author s endless repetition of her hatred for Republicans, her job as a secretary and the use of her favourite words fuck and suck, neither of them used sexually, probably give you the flavour of this


  3. says:

    Author Julia Powell is a mix of many people From page one, when she tells us she sold her own eggs to pay off credit debt, she is much like the dreaded person seated next to you on a long haul flight that proceeds to tell you their life story in a matter of minutes She is also the TMI girl that we all know, whose narrative descr


  4. says:

    In the immortal words of Michael Bluth I don t know what I expected I knew what I was getting into with this, I really did It is a well documented fact that Julie Powell is a delusional asshole if you need a good laugh, look at the reviews for Cleaving, her second book they all essentially boil down to Wow, so turns out Julie Powel


  5. says:

    I love the concept, I really do not so much the finished product Had she not made the fuuny reference to my favorite line in Casablanca near the begininning of the book, I never would have been able to finish it The thought of finding another gem like that made me stick with it even when I wanted to throw Julie out of a twenty story w


  6. says:

    Completely and utterly disappointing.I was so in love with the idea that Julie came up with to recreate each of the 524 recipes in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking I never had read her blog before, and my expectations for the book were high.Unfortunately, Julie is a completely repulsive, unappealing and vulgar human bein


  7. says:

    I read The Scavengers Guide to Haute Cuisine, and I really liked it I figured this book would be along the same lines Yeah, well, it wasn t Instead of a book about cooking, it was a book about a whiny, pseudo intellectual woman who tries to cook because her life is otherwise crappy Please tell me how cooking an entire Julia Child cookbook w


  8. says:

    What a disapointment I thought it would be a fun read, someone working through a life crisis by cooking their way through Mastering the Art of French Cooking Volume 1, but I threw the book in the trash after reading the first few chapters and thumbing through the rest The profanity, baseness and the f bombs are inappropriate and don t add anyt


  9. says:

    Oh Jesus Bear with me because this is going to be long.Mrs Julie Powell The woman, the legend The horror tale The first thing you have to know about her is she s not like other women, she reads books According to that logic, this entire website constitutes an anomaly in the Venn diagram of women everywhere, so take that as you will.She s one of t


  10. says:

    I think there s an unfortunate trend that people follow these days, particularly women, to verbally criticize themselves in a hyper self aware manner, as if recounting all of their faults real or imagined will not only amuse the listener, but prove that they are stoic even good hud about being the biggest, fattest, ugliest, ding battiest failures to


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