Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie PowellWith the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul!
Julie Powell is 30-years-old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job that’s going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will take her mothers dog-eared copy of Julia Childs 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of one year.
At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier (potato soup) into the more complicated realm of aspics and crépes, she realizes there’s more to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye. With Julia’s stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads. She sends her husband on late-night runs for yet more butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight. She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver.
And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine. She has eclipsed her life’s ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance.
Chocolate Cream Pie
I was recently on an amazing trip to Washington D. Washington D. The city really decorates for the 4 th , and lots of buildings had American flag bunting or American flag fans hanging from everywhere. On our first day we went to the National Archives where I was able to see the actual real life constitution. They are totally encased in layers of protection and glass in heavy frames, and are hidden at night, where only four people in the world even know where they go. It was really amazing to be able to see the real documents our nation was founded on.
I am haunted by food. Not in a scary, Paranormal Activity sort of way. As soon as I watched the movie two weeks ago, I had to make that pie! Nora Ephron's Chocolate Pie. For the whipped topping: 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 tablespoons sugar. Make the pie crust: 1.
Have you ever seen the movie Julie & Julia? It was directed by Nora Ephron and starred Meryl Streep as Julia Child and Amy Adams as Julie.
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