Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sweeten the Pot - Quickly!

Thanks, guys, for all your suggestions... now just to make sure everyone gives me their very best work, I want to throw in a little prize for best contender. For the winning Julie's New Subtitle Entry, you will receive copies of Julie & Julia and MtAoFC, both signed by me. I think signing MtAoFC is sort of presumptuous, but Eric thinks it's a good idea, and he's my unofficial publicist, so I do what he says. Anyway, it's a good book to have, to cook from or peruse at your leisure.

Only catch is, I need ths subtitle, like, now. Let's say deadline is tomorrow, 5 pm Eastern. So...GO!

Oh, and OH. MY. GOD. Guess who's having an awards ceremony thrown in his honor by New York Stage & Film on Thursday... and guess who's been invited to attend!!!!! It's been so long since I stalked David Strathairn - what on earth will I wear?!


Blogger Beth said...

How I jumped from the fire into the frying pan

6:44 AM  
Blogger No Sluggo Dave said...

The Year My Squeaks Got Seriously Buttered

7:09 AM  
Blogger missy said...

1. A project that was my recipe for sanity

2. How an insane project saved my sanity

3. How I mastered the art of sanity with 524 recipes

You could also, rather than focusing on sanity, say something like:

A project that was my recipe for self-discovery.

BTW, thanks for your book -- I just finished it last week and really enjoyed it!

7:30 AM  
Blogger booklvnmama said...

A 524 recipe odyssey

7:49 AM  
Blogger booklvnmama said...

l. A yearlong, french culinary

2. A french culinary odyssey

3. One woman's yearlong french
culinary odyssey

4 (omit "french" in any of the

8:42 AM  
Blogger AJ said...

how a cookbook drove me insane and changed my life

8:55 AM  
Blogger booklvnmama said...

Perhaps, the blogging aspect shouldn't be forgotten. So add "Blogging" to the beginning of any of my entries above.

9:12 AM  
Blogger trailingbuffalo said...

"How I Started Cooking and Stopped Stalking David Strathairn"



9:42 AM  
Blogger catsnewwife said...

...the courage to change found through the courage to cook

Mastering my life by mastering Julia

Mastering the art of the journey through the art of french cooking

That's all for now. It's been weeks since I finished your book, and you can't believe how you've inspired me. I have always loved to cook, but now realize it's the preparation, the measuring, the creating, that brings me more joy than the final result. And I'm reading like a fiend now (Don't Try This At Home, Garlic and Sapphires, Appetite for Life...).

But the funny thing is, ever since finishing your book, I kid you not, I can't pull off normal recipes. Fried chicken? UCK - tough and horrible, like rubber. Boiled eggs? Runny and vomitious. My famous spagetti sauce? Bitter, and at the same time, tasteless...But pan-seared scallops in lemon/orange cream sauce? Perfect! Pickeral in a lemon creme sauce? Fabulous! Trout with almonds and lemon? Superb! Lemon Vermicelli? Out of this world!

Anyway, you have inspired me (and not just in the cooking department), and I'll be watching this blog. If I have any more ideas on your subtitle, I'm home all day and will be checking in.

If I was the lucky person to win the books, they will be the most prized possesions in my kitchen. Even more so than the fabulous whisk my husband bought me a few days ago!

10:04 AM  
Blogger Troi Toy said...

Chronicles of a Life, Rediscovered


10:30 AM  
Blogger ocjennifer said...

A City Girl's Attempt at Mastering Her Life

This is my first time reading a blog. Does blog stand for something? Oh, and your book was fab- got it as a christmas gift. Congrats on not working in an office. I did it once for 7 months and it sucked my soul out through my high heels.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Anita said...

Julie and Julia: Learning to Live through Learning to Cook

Julie and Julia: Mastering the Art of Fresh Living

Julie and Julia: Gimlets, Aspic, Butter and Life

I may have more. I'm the queen of subtitles.

11:56 AM  
Blogger Lulu said...

you gotta include superfine!
mstering the art of superfine living

but maybe not that - something with some sassy language

12:02 PM  
Blogger Readersomething said...

How about:

How a Gen-Xer Made Julia Child Her Personal Obi-Wan-Kenobi and mastered . . . The Art of French Cooking.

12:21 PM  
Blogger missy said...

Ok, I just can't stop modifying what I already wrote:

Julie & Julia: A culinary journey that was my recipe for self-discovery

1:28 PM  
Blogger bethany said...

Ummmm, how about:

The story of the year that 524 recipes and a blog changed my life

Finding my path in life while losing my sanity in the kitchen

2:50 PM  
Blogger AnnieKNodes said...

Julie and Julia
Changing my life with 524 recipes

Julie and Julia
The project that changed things.
The cooking project that changed things
The food blog that changed things

Julie and Julia
In the oven one way, out the oven another

Julie and Julia
How a cooking blog exploded

Julie and Julia
Driving myself insane in order to survive

Julie and Julia
How one chef saved another

Julie and Julia
A year in the life of food blogger

3:18 PM  
Blogger billyboy said...

How's about...

L'Oeuf American Style,

or another less esoteric "mastering" submission ...

Mastering the Fine Art of Life, Love and Self Discovery

I just finished the book, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the the pleasure and unique opportunity to live with Julia for several years before she left Cambridge. You captured her voice and verve perfectly. She was a remearkable woman whom, one reporter's provocative comments aside, I'm sure would have appreciated your pluck and spirit. Thanks for a great read.

3:22 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

How I learned more than cooking from Julia

4:15 PM  
Blogger Vim Vendors said...

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9:19 PM  
Blogger Vim Vendors said...

Julie and Julia: How Channeling the Child Within Empowered My Life

9:21 PM  
Blogger grace said...

Julie and Julia
A year in the life of food blogger

The story of the year that 524 recipes and a blog changed my life

are the two of the subtitles that i liked.
you book was great gave it to several friends for gifts.

12:00 PM  
Blogger An Avid Fan said...

Hello Julie,

A lot of these suggestions are the same sentiment with different wording. My favorite is

The Julie/Julia Project
My journal on everything in life spiced up with a little cooking

To me that sums up your blog and your book. Anyway here are my contenders.

BTW I might be a little past the deadline, but your blog had some technical difficulties.

The Julie/Julia Project
How I rewrote my life

The Julie/Julia Project
How I saved myself from a soul sucking job by journaling

The Julie/Julia Project
How I wrote and cooked my way out of a soul sucking job and into my life

The Julie/Julia Project
How I wrote and saved my life

The Julie/Julia Project
I wrote/I cooked/I saved my life

The Julie/Julia Project
My journal of saving my life in 365 days

The Julie/Julia Project
My journal of the 365 days from soul sucking job to writing my own ticket

The Julie/Julia Project
My journal on everything in life spiced up with a little cooking

The Julie/Julia Project
My year long writing odyssey inspired by a grand old broad

The Julie/Julia Project
My year long writing odyssey inspired by a tough old broad

The Julie/Julia Project
Rewriting my life in 365 day

3:03 PM  
Blogger fsr44 said...

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Eggs

1:15 PM  
Blogger rondica said...

I know I'm rather late, but what about: Julie & Julia: "...above all, have a good time..."

12:58 PM  
Blogger rondica said...

a tale of joyful moderation

You must have the courage of your convictions.

Take them into your culinary embrace

1:14 PM  
Blogger She Must Go...Somewhere! said...

joy with Julia,something delicious is in the table

8:53 PM  
Blogger Ksyusha said...

Speaking about the art of French cooking, visit this blog and you will find a lot of interesting information about it.

2:43 AM  

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