Julie & Julia And The Lives Of Writers

Very busy getting the house ready to go on the market this weekend–no time to write a new post! Hope you enjoy this one from the archive.


I recently watched (again) the charming movie Julie & Julia. It stars Meryl Streep as television chef and cookbook author Julia Child and Amy Adams as Julie Powell, who wrote a blog about making every recipe in Child’s book Mastering The Art Of French Cooking over the course of a year.

The movie alternates between telling the stories of both women. Child and her husband are living in France during the 1950s when she decides to learn French cooking. This eventually leads to a partnership with two French women to write a cookbook specifically for Americans, and, of course, her cooking show and status as America’s first celebrity chef. Julie Powell, frustrated with a job she doesn’t like and feeling directionless in life, decides to start a blog about cooking, which eventually leads to a book and movie deal.

As Julie cooks the recipes and writes about them…

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2 thoughts on “Julie & Julia And The Lives Of Writers

  1. Julie Powell; as a real person, and as a film character; is a truly great role model for success. She had a target which would test her. She had passion for something. She had a role model. And she worked so hard.
    Her character spoke a lot, of feeling like Julie Child was in the room, and of having conversations with her as she cooked. To many, that may sound insane; but to anyone who wants to do something extraordinary, it’s the most normal thing in the world.

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