• Title : Julie and Julia

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  • ISBN: 031610969X

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 310 pages


Julie and Julia Description

With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul.Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a soul sucking secretarial job that s going nowhere She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment She will take her mother s dog eared copy of Julia Child s 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes In the span of one year At first she thinks it will be easy But as she moves from the simple Potage Parmentier potato soup into the complicated realm of aspics and cr pes, she realizes there s to Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye With Julia s stern warble always in her ear, Julie haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads She sends her husband on late night runs for yet butter and rarely serves dinner before midnight She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver And somewhere along the line she realizes she has turned her kitchen into a miracle of creation and cuisine She has eclipsed her life s ordinariness through spectacular humor, hysteria, and perseverance..



Julie and Julia Reviews

thumbnail Title: Julie and Julia
Author:Julie Powell
ISBN :031610969X
ranting: 3.5
Reviewer: 80 Reviews
Description: With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and saved her soul Wit

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