Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession
Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town... show more
Julie Powell thought cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking was the craziest thing she'd ever do--until she embarked on the voyage recounted in her new memoir, CLEAVING.Her marriage challenged by an insane, irresistible love affair, Julie decides to leave town and immerse herself in a new obsession: butchery. She finds her way to Fleischer's, a butcher shop where she buries herself in the details of food. She learns how to break down a side of beef and French a rack of ribs--tough, physical work that only sometimes distracts her from thoughts of afternoon trysts.The camaraderie at Fleischer's leads Julie to search out fellow butchers around the world--from South America to Europe to Africa. At the end of her odyssey, she has learned a new art and perhaps even mastered her unruly heart.
Publish date: December 1st 2009
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 303
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Biography Memoir
Should be subtitled, Eat, Pray, Have Deviant Sex. Not exactly what I expected after having seen Julie & Julia. I suspect all the dirty parts were edited out to make it safe viewing for all. I still find myself angry at the author for the way it ended. But good overall. Especially suited to thos...
This book had so much potential. Julie Powell’s first memoir, Julie and Julia, was a book that I absolutely adored. The movie version was even fairly well done. When I heard that she’d written a second book, I was thrilled! When I saw the fairly epic subtitle (A story of marriage, meat, and obsessio...
Although I liked Julie and Julia, I just disliked this book from the beginning and cut my losses early and returned it to the library without getting far.
The follow-up to Julie and Julia takes a much darker tone as the author takes some very different turns in life. I found it to be quite a bleak view from her earlier work, but still interesting. If you like Anthony Bourdain, you might like this one. For the full review, please go here: http://www.e...