Friday, April 10

julie & julia

Grew up in Boston for a few years in the early 1970's (barely remember it really), so even outside of enjoying cookery and french cooking I definitely have a fondness for WGBH's revelation in Julia Childs. I did see her once, pottering around in her garage as I walked away from the Square to Somerville about 8 years ago. Anyhow, Julie & Julia (the movie) is a dramatization/mash of Julia Childs' life and Julie Powell's attempt to cook all the recipes in Childs' book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, over the course of a year. Powell blogged about it (an early entry describes the premise) then it became a book. She is pretty prickly in the blog, no shrinking violet that is for sure. I'm most excited to see JC honored really. Can't find the trailer, though Powell says it should be online somewhere.

Click to watch The French Chef, wont embed sorry...