Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Julie & Julia Coming to the Big Screen!

One of the funniest memoirs that I've read in recent years is Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell. The book chronicles the year temp secretary Julie spent trying to cook every recipe in Julia Child's cookbook 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking', and how her blog documenting the experience became a hit with foodies worldwide. If you love food memoirs, do get your hands on a copy! Powell's writing is hilarious and the food descriptions are mouth watering. I'm still boggled by the amount of butter Powell went through in her year long experiment.

Variety magazine reported on October 31st that Columbia Pictures is bringing this story to film! It sounds like a fantastic project so far- Nora Ephron is writing the screenplay and directing, Amy Adams (Junebug) is going to be playing the author, and Meryl Streep is set to play Julia Child. Now I just have to be patient as it likely won't hit theatres until 2009...

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