Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More Julie and Julia

I went to see Julie and Julia a couple weeks ago with my peeps. I loved it. I almost yelled when Amander Hesser (NY Times food writer and author of Cooking for Mr. Latte see blog post here) appeared on screen as herself! I also think you could create a drinking game where you take a drink every time butter appears or is mentioned.

After the movie I started reading the book Julie and Julia. I know some people thought Julia's story in the movie was great but felt Julie's was weak, but I loved the Julie storyline too... because she is a blogger. I could relate to so much of her storyline. The book Julie & Julia definitely has less of Julia in it so I got My Life in France to read alongside.

I really meant to look for a used version of Julia Chlld's infamous cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, but everyone must have been thinking the same thing as me because I couldn't find it in the used bookstores. So I had to get a new version with the little movie ad wrap. Oh well!

One of these days I will make something tasty from it!


  1. You should have a My Life in France party for your gal friends. That would be fine. I commented on your FB too about it. Totally forgot you read the Amanda Hesser book. Love her. Can't wait for her site.

  2. Two more books that go nicely with the ones you mentioned:
    A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg (aka Orangette blogger) and The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food by Judith Jones (Julia Child's editor who is shown in the film).

    On a side note, I too enjoyed the protrayal of blogging in the film mainly because most movies never show realistic computer software or use and it's a huge relief to have it actually seem accurate! And, of course, blogging rules.

  3. I wouldn't call MTAOFC 'infamous'! That's a very negative word. That said, open ii up. Make a souffle. Make madeleines. Make floating islands. Make tournedos with mushroom and madeira sauce. Keep on going.