I just finished reading Julie and Julia. Shockingly I was inspired to read this book because the movie was about to come out. Unfortunately I didn’t quite finish the book before the movie came out, but I tried.
This was a fun read. As you read it you really feel like you get to know Julie Powell. She is definitely a no-holds bar author that lets you fully engage in every detail of her life. Though if you’re offended by the F word, consider yourself warned.
While I by no means consider myself a cook, I do enjoy an occasional endeavor into the culinary world, this book almost inspired me to take on the challenge of cooking through Mastering the Art of French Cooking. . .ALMOST! But don’t hold your breath because. . .
Where do I even start? There are so many things I could never do. I don’t see myself cooking liver, deboning a duck or making aspic anytime soon. . .none of those sound in the least bit tempting.
Despite having finished the book I’m still not sure what Julie thought she would accomplish by taking on the challenge of cooking every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking in a year. . .though I admire her determination to stick with the challenge even though the situation appeared dyer on more than one occasion.
I can’t wait to see the movie because I’ve heard that while it has some obvious changes, it is still really good. Plus I absolutely adore Amy Adams. Who wants to go with me?