Movie review: Julia & Julia
I finally watched the movie "Julie & Julia" on DVD last night and thoroughly enjoyed it - a nice, non violent movie with a few laughs.
I had read the book by Julia Powell (who wrote Julie & Julia: 365days and 524 recipes) who, as a huge fan of Julie Childs, author of the book Art of French Cooking, decided to dedicate a year to cooking the entire french cook book ie 524 recipes in 365 days (not all goes well, in particular the cooking of the lobster). The book is worth reading on its own.
The movie was a combination of both Julie Childs (Julia_Child) life as a cook and the blogging of Julia (a New Yorker) and switches between the two characters (and not in an annoying way) and the eras they lived in. However I am not a huge fan of Meryl Streep (except in Mama Mia) and at times she was a little annoying - and over the top but maybe Julia Childs was a little like this.
This is quite amusing
After watching this movie I was tempered to cook one of the dishes - boeuf bourfuignon and it tasted wonderful with its bottle of red wine!! But not something you can whip up in a couple of minutes!!