Tuesday, August 5, 2008

365 Days, 524 Recipes, a tiny apartment kitchen

Strictly, speaking, this is not a cookbook but really more of a personal memoir and coming-of-age novel. The product review (reproduced from Amazon.com) shows what an interesting premise this is.

" Julie & Julia is the story of Julie Powell's attempt to revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days. When we first meet Julie, she's a frustrated temp-to-perm secretary who slaves away at a thankless job, only to return to an equally demoralizing apartment in the outer boroughs of Manhattan each evening. At the urging of Eric, her devoted and slightly geeky husband, she decides to start a blog that will chronicle what she dubs the "Julie/Julia Project."

This was an amusing book, light reading prior to bedtime. I admire Julie's courage to embark on such a massive and ultimately life-changing project.

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