Last night, a foodie friend and I went to a showing of the new film, Julie & Julia. Written and directed by Nora Ephron, this film combines two wonderful foodie books, My Life in France by Julia Child and Julie & Julia by Julie Powell. My Life in France focuses on a decade when Julia and Paul Child lived in France, and essentially follows the story of how Julia Child pursued her favorite hobby, eating. Child went to the Le Cordon Bleu school for cooking and later started teaching Americans in Paris how to cook. Julie & Julia, the book, is based on Julie Powell's year long blog dedicated to completing 524 recipes (all from Mastering the Art of French Cooking) in one year. For all you foodies out there, the film is inspirational. When we left the theater, all we wanted to do was COOK!
I'm still getting adjusted to the west coast lifestyle, so I haven't yet mustered the desire to cook but after that movie, I'm being lured into the kitchen.......and even if you're not a "foodie" or don't enjoy cooking, the film is enjoyable. Meryl Streep's performance is divine! Bon Appetit!