Julia Child et al

Julia seems to be the flavour of the month. Take your pick – the movie Julie & Julia, plus a book by the same name by Julie Powell, the reissuance of Julia’s The French Chef from her popular TV show, her biography My Life in France, or her widely successful original blockbuster Mastering the Art of French Cooking. They are all in the news these days, presumably because they all tie in to the movie and provide good fodder for the advertizers.  There’s also a book by Judith Jones called The Tenth Muse, My Life in Food. She was the editor who who published Julia’s very famous Mastering the Art of French Cooking. If you’re interested in food, they’re all fantastic books. Take your pick. I read her bio My Life in France a few years ago, am currently reading The Tenth Muse by Judith Jones, and can’t wait to see the movie Julie & Julia. Every time I seem the preview with Meryl Streep I L O L.

Julia turned the culinary industry in the US on it’s head back in the 60s with her interest in authentic French cuisine, and then revolutionized the television industry with her hugely popular show The French Chef. The resurgence of “all things Julia” is timely and much needed. The whole food industry deserves a good swift kick in the pants and needs to get real again. Power to the foodies!!

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