Sunday, March 4, 2007
The book's full title is Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 tiny Apartment Kitchen. Julie Powell, in her early 30's, stuck at a soul sucking job decides that she will make every single recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art Of French Cooking. Even the gross ones (aspics, chicken liver and so on)In one year. The act of doing this (and blogging about it) transforms her life. The book describes cooking disasters, scouring New York City for obscure cuts of meat, (imagine trying this in the Midwest!) and noting the new pounds of "butter weight" she and her husband put on. At the end of the book she is able to leave her hated job to become a professional writer to turn the blog into this book. I really enjoyed this book, but I have no desire to repeat her experiment, she is one brave person.