RIP “Julie & Julia” Author Julie Powell…Here’s An Homage To Her Memoir And Film…

RIP Author Julie Powell…

Such sad news. As reported online just now:

“Julie Powell, a writer and home cook who became a culinary phenomenon while trying to make every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” a year-long project that she chronicled in an irreverent blog and a book, “Julie & Julia,” that was adapted into a hit movie, died Oct. 26 at her home in Olivebridge, N.Y. She was 49. The cause was cardiac arrest.”

Julie spent a year cooking from the Julia Child cookbook – and it made her famous…

Powell’s book became a huge best-seller, and resulted in the hit film “Julie & Julia”, in which she is portrayed by Amy Adams, while the legendary Chef and Cookbook Author Julia Child is portrayed brilliantly by Meryl Streep…

“Julie & Julia!”

“Julie & Julia” intertwines the story of a food blogger, Julie Powell, who makes a different Julia Child recipe every day for a year, and becomes an internet sensation. We go back and forth between her story and the life of Julia Child – with an absolutely mesmerizing performance by Streep.

Here is the trailer:

Powell was candid in her memoir, and the film captures her struggle to juggle a full time job, a daily recipe, and a husband…

The real joy of the film is the story of how Julia Child became JULIA CHILD. Watching Meryl Streep capture the honesty and inspiration of Julia Child is a revelation. She is pitch perfect capturing her warmth, insecurity, and creative genius, and Streep was deservedly nominated again for the role…this part of the film is pure magic…

As I said, Alex and I are avid fans of Julia’s, and I got to cook on her provencal stove, thanks to the great Cookbook Author Patricia Wells:

Alex and I took her cooking class in Provence, and Julia gave Patricia the stove that we cooked on there! See the story here:

I also got the chance to see Julia’s real kitchen:

Yes, it exists in a museum! See it here:

It’s shocking to lose someone so young, and Powell will always be remembered for her terrific memoir and the film that came from it…RIP to Julie Powell…

Categories: Art, Books / Media, cookbooks, Cult Movies, Food, food blog, Great Films, Memoirs, Movies, Pop Culture, Recipes, Talent/Celebrities, Wacky Food

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7 replies

  1. HI John, you have mentioned this film before and Meryl Streep is a fantastic actress. I was told once that I looked like her which I took as a great compliment. Very sad that Julie died so you. A bit frightening really because society is not attuned to young death any more.

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  2. Such a shame that she should suffer a cardiac arrest at that young age. You gave her a worthy tribute, John.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. oh, no! I really liked her story and she was so young


  4. RIP, Julie Powell. So sad!


  5. That is such sad news. I loved that film!

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