Thursday, May 25, 2006

Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell

This is a true account of a woman who tries to add meaning to her somewhat dreary existence by cooking all of the recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year and blogging about it. The author, Julie Powell, is approaching 30, working as a temp, facing fertility problems, and living in a dumpy apartment with her husband in NYC.
I listened to the audio, narrated by the author. This was not an easy endeavor, (the cooking not listening to the book). The recipes vary from the sublime to the gross (cold poached eggs in aspic!!!) I enjoyed the audio very much. Often humorous, sometimes surprisingly poignant, Julie has an interesting tale to tell.


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