musings from a "soiled and narcissistic whore."
posted by Julie Powell at 6:04 AM
What a cool idea for a foodie show! Sometimes the food world can get pretentious, I prefer it to be fun and accessible so this is right up my alley.
Hi Julie - I just want to say congrats on all your success starting with your 365 days of cooking to the movie - wow - all from your little kitchen and blog - i remember reading about you in the nyt and checking out the blog - just watched the trailer - Meryl Streep is amazing - her voice is just like Julia - I can still remember watching Julia Child as a 10 year old in Massachusetts on public television - it was entertainment for me - we all loved her - read the book, My Life in France, last summer - this summer the movie will be wonderful and I will take a look at your book - This post's title "What Could Happen" is spot-on - well done - i started a blog to post my business - I will remember experience: "what could happen" Good luck with everything else.
Sounds fun and yummy! Enjoy...
I am currently reading the book. I haven't laughed so hard or so much in years. (Maybe during the Marx Bros "Night at the Opera".)Thank you.
Julie. There are typos in your book.Please email me or let me know how to reach the publisher.
Jane - if you're speaking of the new book - A. How did you get it? I'm curious, and B. what's been printed are un-copy-edited galleys. But thanks for the concern. If it's Julie & Julia you're talking about, that train has done left the station
Hi Julie,I interviewed you in 2005 about your book.With the movie release approaching, I'd like to catch up. any chance you would be a guest on my Table Conversations food podcast? (http://www.tinyurl.com/TableConversations).Hope to hear from you.Jeff HouckThe Tampa Tribunejhouck@tampatrib.com"
I finished reading your book today - read it in 2 days after seeing the trailor for the movie (which, I heard from the yahoos in LA, is fantastic!)anyway, I've been a foodie my whole life, and even had a job as a chef. I have to tell you (bone up - personal info from a bleader is a little creepy) that as a caregiver (my husband has brain cancer), and the mom of two extremely energetic little girls I found your book to be hilarious and exactly what I needed. Plus, you brought back that special torture of memories from working as a...secretary in New York (albeit 2 years before 9/11)... Looking forward to the next book.
Hi Julie,Normally, I read at night to help put me to sleep. Your book was so totally the wrong thing to read at bedtime. It had me laughing so much through the night that even my cats couldn't sleep. I'm really looking forward to your movie.Hope you enjoyed the Unfancy Food Show, and hope you have a fun July 4th weekend!
So cool,Have fun!
Wish I could be! But we did review your book on my radio show, Julie ... thought you might like to listen to the podcast. You can access it from the home page at ConversationsLive.net.Link to Julie & Julia review at Book Talk Podcast # 52. http://conversationslive.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=16&Itemid=26All the best with everything that's happening for you right now!! ~ Vicki
Julie, Thanks for coming the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris this week, everyone loved meeting you. Sorry it was the temperature of the innermost circle of hell. You should see us drenched in sweat after class. Cooking in the school kitchens is so frustrating that I turn to Julia after a disastrous class, and she always makes me feel better. I read your book on my kindle as soon as I heard you would be coming, and enjoyed it with a bottle of wine and a whole baguette! Enjoy Paris, it is starting to feel like home after just three weeks.www.sdinparee.blogspot.com
Julie, I am reading Julie and Julia and wondering why I didn't read it before. It's wonderful. It would be perfect if you didn't take such cheap shots at Republicans, Bush, et al. When people ask, "How can you be a Republican?" I am insulted. I am a moderate, pro-choice, pro-gay marriage person who is a Republican because I don't trust the government to get anything right. Pretty soon, everyone will have my answer to why I am a Republican because we have a thug government worse than anything we've seen. You are too bright and too clever to go for the easy reach. Read and learn. You speak in cliches about Republicans and the Midwest. It makes you look like one of the crowd, which I highly doubt you are. Lyla Fox
Really, someone just turned this coment section into a political discussion? ha ha ha ha ha - stupid republicans. You always have to explain yourselves.. deal with the fact that people don't like you
You're right, Gohogsgirl. I didn't know how else to reach Julie, but am not the kind of person to make others uncomfortable with her politics or be cruel about them. And I loved the book, which has little to do with politics.
Sorry Lyla - you brought up the politics first - you need to just be comfortable that not everyone is a republican and that democrats aren't "thugs" - or was that just a racist comment? But Julie's book rocked
PS - I live in the midwest, and Julie was right on.
I could not put your book down. Loved it all ... congratulations on your success.It shows that there is hope for smoking, drinking and eating folks ... even if they don't like eggs. Moderation in moderation.
Julie, I just devoured your (first) book on a long drive from Oxford MS to Eureka Springs AR (not while at the wheel, I hasten to add; my husband was driving) and I ADORED it, of course! As a (minor) food writer my ownself, I hooted at every flick of the wire whisk! You are like the evil offspring of MFK Fisher and...David Sedaris or Bill Bryson. Funnnneeeeee.But...Jane's right, there were some errors that need addressing in future reprints. Twice you misspelled "beurre" as "buerre," although it was spelled properly elsewhere in the text. And the slang term "grody" was alternatively spelled as "grotty."I don't have my copy right at hand so can't cite page numbers...But these are the niggling, captious quibbles of a nerdy English/French major...again, great book. Can't wait for the movie. I HOPE you have a cameo appearance in it?
Hello Julie - I'm a sixteen years old Girl and I have just on thing to say : THANKS YOU ! I was sad and I've decided to read your book to past the time and now I am less sad than in few days.I completely ate your book, I'm a cook addict and I'm thinking about doing the same experience that you did.Escuse me for my very bad english , I'm French . K
Hi, Julie - I loved the latest BonAppetit with it's many references and pictures relating to the Julia Child/Julie Powell movie. I'm so proud of you, hope you'll hit the Seattle area again when it's sunny!! Luv, Grammy
Fuck. I just told all my NYC friends to go to that show and it already happened. My rep as the idiot California girl is still intact, at least. Finished your book this morning and didn't realize til I was done that you weren't a fictional character. Now I can write to you! What a kick in the pants. Hope you start blogging more. And saying "fuck" more. I was really looking forward to that.Off to shit talk some conservatives. Can't wait for your movie!
hi, julie!i am currently reading julie&julia and am in the chapter "disaster/dinner party/dinner party/disaster: a study in duality." i think that your husband and i have the same illness, or "blanche syndrome." mine is called cyclic vomiting syndrome. check out the cvs website-unless, of course, that is he has something else and i just haven't gotten there in the book!i can't wait for the movie!
Julie,Greetings from Hollywood,I am a Los Angeles-based professional Food Stylist and owner of Food For Film Stylists®. I'm also the lead TV Food Network Challenge Judge ("Food Magicians" airing July 12 @ 8PM est). I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Paris as Grande Diplomate in 1975, knew Julia & Paul and have great interest in writing about the movie on my blog, etc.. I'm writing to ask for the name of the Julie/Julia PR film handling the screening schedules. Might you be so kind to email me their information ASAP.Thanks, Alice Harthttp://www.foodforfilm.com
Hello, hello! I read your book years ago (when I was living in LIC as well) and I loved every word of it. I was lucky enough to attend the movie screening last night and it was fabulous! Cheers!
i'm totally spelling grody as grotty from now on. from that error shall be born new slang.also: let it be known that i was somewhat evil *before* i began blogging. also highly judgmental. food blogging may actually have made me less evil, which is something i'm trying to rectify.
Holla from San Francisco, just saw Julie & Julia last night over here. How lovely the way they portrayed your determination. Be careful when the film officially releases your site might crash out of popularity!
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Is this really you Julie? I just started reading your book and with only two chapters down I'm loving it. How luck you are! (I'm such a total loser.) And how wonderful to tell the story of Julia Child (all I remember about her is the SNL scene... lol). Wish you all the best!
Julie- I'm halfway through reading Julie and julia. Love It so much I stayed up till 430 AM reading it. I'm going to finish it before I see the movie. I love Meryl Streep. She was amazing in Mamma Mia last summer and also in Doubt. Funny how you described her cooking scene from The Hours in your book and she ended up starring in the movie version.Also, I'm an associate producer on an independent TV pilot which is a wacky comedy about food. Kind of like AbFab meets Seinfeld at Martha Stewart's dinner. Would appreciate if you could take a look at the clips on our youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/watarukitano We also have a Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seagulls-Nina-Trigorin-in-the-Kitchen/193625030013?ref=tsTake Care and Good Luck.-------Andy
Hi Julie!Oh, you have so many people who tell you how much they love your book, but could you hear from just one more?I was entranced (To fill with delight, wonder, or enchantment) by your book. Well that is the definition, of "entranced", found online anyway, and it works for me.I was delighted by your wordplay, your honesty, your drive, all dished up with a big dash of humor.It was such a pleasure to read your book I had to read it aloud to my family and friends( and yes, prepare improbable recipes, some of which were " not a do-again" and others sublime!)Maybe you did not know it when you wrote the book, but you enriched our families lives, aspic and bitch rice and all!Warm regards, and best wishes and congratulationsPhilip
OMG! I'm so excited. I've just read your book. As an experienced cook and sous chef and I have lots of admiration for your courage. To take on The Project like you did and not have very much experience to even know, "Shoot I'll just sub gelatin for calf's foot jelly." MtAoFC is one book I had put away long ago. Now that I've read your book, I'm giving it another look--with substitutions. Hope the movie is good!
Julie,It was so nice to meet you at Le Cordon Bleu in LA on Thursday. Don't pay attention to those other negative food bloggers. ;-) I think you're awesome.I'm looking forward to reading the new book. If you have any advanced copies cluttering up your place, I'd be happy to take one off your hands. Heehee.Hope you can make it to St. Louis during a book tour.Best,KellySounding My Barbaric Gulp!http://www.barbaricgulp.comP.S. Here's a link to my original blog post, which you inspired. http://www.barbaricgulp.com/2007/04/inspired-culinary-project.html
I just started reading your book, and I'm happy to see you still keep a blog. You're an inspiration :)
I just started your book today... I'm already through the first 100 pages. I'm happy and excited to see that you still keep and actually update a blog. You're an inspiration!
Hi Julie,Just finished your book and loved it!!! Now watching Anthony Bourdain in Saudi. I'd bet you two would get along. Can't wait to see the movie!
Im taking my cue from you. I am attempting a nearly impossible feat and cooking both Julia Child's and Jacques Pepin's recipes. You probably think that Im just another copycat but I have far more working against me than you. I have a 5 month baby, little money and almost no understanding of mathematics. But I will do it, thanks to you.
I just finished reading your book. It was marvelous! I can't wait for the movie to come out.I was struck most though by your description of "Powell Stomach" that Eric suffers from. I am willing to bet that he has Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome. Our son was diagnosed with this (9 years ago) at age 12 and your description fits it perfectly. Check out www.cvsaonline.org.
Just wanted to say that I saw the pre-screening of the movie tonight in Salt Lake City, UT. It was MAGNIFICENT!!! Everyone in the theater was laughing and cheering. Well done. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT movie. I'll go see it again when it comes out on it's release date & can't wait to take my Mom & Sister. Really inspiring movie. Just bought your book & Julia's tonight :) I have rarely cooked, but I feel like I can't wait to start :)
Hey where have you been?? Post post! :)
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