Saturday, July 11, 2009

Update: Julie & Julia

I finished Julie & Julia a couple of days ago. Now I am even more excited to see the movie. The book was really funny and I love Julie's attitude. You gotta love a book laced with profanity. I just hope they didn't soften Julie for the movie.

I will say that I don't know how she cooked all those recipes. I was in Border's last night and flipped through Julia's Mastering the Art of French Cooking and was immediately intimidated. Plus in Julie's book, she recounts how she extracted marrow from a bone and repeatedly committed "lobster murder." Most of the recipes call for ingredients I wouldn't even know the first place to find. I doubt Publix carries marrowbones.

I can't wait for the movie. Now I'm reading Firefly Lane. It's my next Book Club pick. It tells the story of two lifelong friends as they come of age during the 70s and 80s. So far I love it. I'll keep you updated.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for loaning me the book! So far I am loving it - and you're right about Julie's personality and profanity. It's hilarious and really key to her character. A diluted version would really lose the essence of who she is. I'm a big butter fan from way back but just the thought of drowning everything in butter and cream makes me want to gag. I wonder how big Julie and Eric got during the Julia year!