Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously (by Julie Powell)

I read this book in three days. It was a funny, witty memoir of Julie Powell's year long adventure to cook through Julia Child's "Master the Fine Art of Cooking". If you haven't been living under a rock, then you know what this book is about because the movie was released last week. I wanted to finish the book before I saw the movie (its generally how I like to do things, minus Harry Potter). It was an entertaining look at Julie's life while she attempted to cook all 600 or so recipes from the book. I related in a lot of ways to a lot of her stories and I think that made it more enjoyable. Let's face it, who doesn't get bored with their life and want to find a way to spice it up? Atleast every now and again. I can't wait to see the movie, because I have heard it is really fun! Julie's book is inspiring for all of us out there that like to cook, but have no training, and only have minimal space to cook, and not a lot of time.
Rating: CPD
Movie: Yes, out last week, with THE Meryl Streep and Amy Adams (who I adore)
Up Next: The Hour I First Believed (by Wally Lamb) (this is a long one, so a review might not come for a week or two).

1 comment:

  1. Just found your blog... going the B and N tonight! with your blog list in hand! :)!