Books on the Big Screen: Julie & Julia

Today’s Recipe: Movie About a Book About a Blog About Two People Who Cook and Have Never Met

Ingredients: juliejulia
  • 2 Incredibly Talented Actresses (specifically Meryl Streep and Amy Adams)
  • 1 Stanley Tucci playing the role of Julia’s husband Paul.
  • 3 cups of direction by Nora Ephron
  • 1 large dollop of another book (My Life in France by Julia Child)
Stir all ingredients together until smooth and bake at 350 degrees for an hour or two.  Serve warm on August 7th with popcorn and the soft drink of your choice.  Recipe makes a great outing for foodies and moviegoers alike.
If you can’t wait for the movie you can check out the books now:
juliejulia-bookcover Julie & Julia:  My Year of Cooking Dangerously

by Julie Powell

Nearing 30 and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, Julie Powell resolved to reclaim her life by cooking, in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a new found respect for calves’ livers and aspic, but a new life–lived with gusto.

france My Life in France

by Julia Child

Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef.

Happy Eating – or Watching – or Reading!
PS – If they decide to make a movie about a blog about a book – I’ll let you know!


  1. I saw this movie at an early screening, it was very good. Great performances all around. Well worth your time.

  2. Rebecca Brandon says:

    Wow! What you do is amazing – in an ideal world there wouldn’t be books dumped – even ‘Mills and Boom’ have their place. I think….

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