Saturday, August 8, 2009

Julie and Julia

I saw Julie & Julia last night. I read the book and enjoyed the journey of Julie cooking all the recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year. Preview here.

A delightful blend for me with this movie is the incorporation of Julia Child's life in France and how she learned to cook. Julia and her husband were deeply in love and this devotion to each other comes across in the movie.

I left the movie smiling. If you enjoy a pleasant movie, cooking, Julia Child and some nice scenery of France, go to the theater and see it. If not, wait to get it on DVD. I think it's worth a watch.'s info

How many copies do you think the movie will sell? I don't have a copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking and would be glad to get one. I think knitSB will put this on his Thanksmas gift list!


Cat said...

Yup - it definitely made me want to go out and buy the cookbook! We have a French Provincial cookbook written by Child, though . .. as part of the Time Life series Mike got a few decades ago. We've recently decided to try 2 new recipes each month - from all of our cookbooks or one of the many cooking shows we watch. It's time to expand our tastes a bit!

Bob & Phyllis said...

We saw the moving on Saturday and LOVED it. We both grew up watching Julia and Graham Kerr (Galloping Gourmet), so the movie was preaching to the choir. :)

Bob has a copy of The Art from several years ago. We've really enjoyed cooking from it. She does make it very approachable.

That said, you do need some basic knowledge of your own. This is not a Mark Bittman where you learn the basics. You definitely need to know how to boil an egg to use this book...