Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Food on Film. 4. Julie & Julia

Julie & Julia (2009) was written and directed by Nora Ephron. She based the screenplay on two books: Julia Child’s autobiography ‘My Life in France’ and Julie Powell’s memoirs. It has the distinction of being the first film to be based on a blog.

Meryl Streep gives a wonderful performance as the American food writer Julia Child. The movie focuses on Child’s time in Paris in the 1950s, when she attends culinary classes and starts to write a cookbook for US housewives. Meanwhile, Amy Adams plays New York food blogger Julie Powell, who in 2002 decides to cook all the 524 recipes in Child's cookbook ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ (1961) in a year.

Here's a video that features the real Julia Child:

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