Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia : My Year of Cooking Dangerously

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Julie Powell's Julie & Julia is the story of the culinary blogging sensation that inspired the hit film.

Living in a tiny apartment in New York and trapped in a job she hates, Julie Powell sees life passing her by. Then one night, she notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the few items she's grabbed for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Child's legendary cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. And The Project is born.

Julie begins to cool - every one of the 524 recipes in the book, in the space of just one year. Soon The Project is all she can think about. While the richness of the food she slaves over spreads into the rest of her life. . .

'Sassy, quirky and disarmingly honest . . . Powell draws high-calorie comedy from her exploits' Marie Claire

'A gem of a book . . . both hilarious and touching' Glamour

Julie Powell started to entertain readers on her infamous blog, on which she pledged to cook all the recipes from Julia Child's iconic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog achieved a dedicated following and, as a result of this, it evolved into Julie & Julia - a novel which connects Julie's blog to a reworking of Julia Child's biography. Julie & Julia was adapted for film by Nora Ephron in 2009 and starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. Cleaving, the sequel to Julie & Julia, is also available from Penguin.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 19mm | 223g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 0141043989
  • 9780141043982
  • 81,140

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Sassy, quirky and disarmingly honest Marie Claire
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Reads like a rip-roaringly good novel...a deliciously funny romp * BBC Good Food Magazine * Heartwarming...highly entertaining * Daily Mail * An entertaining romp portraying the joys and frustrations familiar to any ambitious domestic cook * Sunday Times * What lies at the heart is the power of food to transform the everyday act of eating into a complex and potentially life-changing experience * Guardian * A gem of a book...both hilarious and touching * Glamour * I savoured each dish with the same delight as the author -- Sarah Vine * The Times * Restores your faith in eating for pleasure * Vogue * Sassy, quirky and disarmingly honest * Marie Claire *
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About Julie Powell

After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell now writes in her pyjamas in Long Island City, Queens, where she shares a "loft" apartment with her husband Eric, their dog Robert, their cats Maxine, Lumi and Cooper, and their snake Zuzu Marlene.
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141,410 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 25% (35,910)
4 35% (48,895)
3 28% (39,697)
2 9% (12,339)
1 3% (4,569)
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