Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously
Some people go on pilgrimages; Julie Powell attempted to master one cookbook. Thirty years old, bored with her job, hating her Queens apartment, Powell decided to transcend her life by concocting all 524 recipes in Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking -- in a single... show more
Some people go on pilgrimages; Julie Powell attempted to master one cookbook. Thirty years old, bored with her job, hating her Queens apartment, Powell decided to transcend her life by concocting all 524 recipes in Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking -- in a single year. Replicating Child's kitchen artistry at such short notice tested Julie's skill and stamina, not to mention her husband's patience; but it did produce a high-spirited, sometimes hilarious memoir.
Publish date: July 1st 2009
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Biography Memoir
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
I wanted to like this so bad. It has been staring at me from the TBR pile for far too long for me to be ok with not especially liking it. I found myself bored at anecdote after anecdote with little to no connection whatsoever to the cooking challenge. I liked reading some of the responses her blog r...
I listened to this book, found out it was abridged, came home and read the physical book from my TBR shelf. The idea of Julie’s blog, and from that this book, is something that I was really on board for. The actualization of the book though was a bit painful. It is very easy to see how Julie’s blog ...
From Goodreads: In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found ‘her true calling.’From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre in the fall of 1948 and Julia watched the well-muscled stevedores unloading the cargo to ...
Book Riot Read Harder Reading Challenge Item: A Food MemoirTHIS BOOK WAS ABRIDGED AND IT DID NOT ANNOUNCE THIS FACT UNTIL THE END CREDITS. I LISTENED TO AN ABRIDGED BOOK. I DO NOT DO THAT. I FEEL SO VIOLATED. GR.Later:OK, so I took a long time to finish this review because I was having a meltdown ov...
At first I was very impressed with the book and how determined the young Julie was to complete her goal. But by the last third of the book I was bored.