Wednesday, August 19th, 2009...4:13 pm

The Movie is Meal In Itself

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I went to see Julie and Julia this past weekend and absolutely loved it. My date and I decided in advance to have dinner after it was over, even though we were going to the 7:30PM showing. We were sure we would be inspired for dinner one way or another. It turns out the movie is meal in itself.  A wonderful tale (two tales actually) of love, life, cooking, and food itself. And blogging.

In one tale, the Julie character decides to cook her way through Julia Child’s classic book “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and blog about the process. The other tale is of Julia Child’s life in Paris including cooking school and the process of writing the book. Both tales weave together themes of love and support in marriage and the process of discovering and finding one’s passion in life.  The acting was great and Meryl Streep was excellent as Julia Child.

Some friends of mine went out to but Julia Child cookbooks and DVDs after watching Julie and Julia. They have proceeded to cook some of the amazing recipes and feel a great connection with the movie. Just today I saw a 1971 edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking when visiting a client and I thought of trying a recipe or two.

The film was full of the sights and sounds and textures of cooking. My date and I found our dinner cravings strangely satisfied just from watching. I’m sure we would have headed to a great dinner had it not been after 10PM.

I highly recommend Julie and Julia!

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