Aug 17, 2009
Julie and Julia, The Movie!
I think it's a safe assumption that anyone who writes a blog has already seen the new movie"Julie and Julia". Two women, Julia Child, famous TV chef and Julie Powell, author/blogger. Two true stories, Julia's rise to literary fame and Julie's mission to cook and blog her way through Julia's literary achievement, a ginormous French cookbook. The movie opened on August 7Th and I've seen it twice. It struck me that scenes in the film relating to Julia's love of French food were far more entertaining to watch than scenes related to Julie's blogging/cooking experience. Of course Julia's scenes were shot in France, Julie's in Queens, New York. Then I realized French food and beautiful scenery had nothing to do with it. It was really about Meryl Streep, I couldn't stop watching her every tick while she was on-camera. What a performance, the woman is ............... AMAZING.......... I need a better adjective. Another treat was to learn a couple of things about cooking and about blogging, such as, always pat-dry raw meat before you cook it, and warming the bowl before adding an egg makes for perfect mayo. Also that in order to have a successful blog, you absolutely must have readers. Otherwise, you're jerking yourself off! Pardon the graphics but the point needs punctuation! One must be able to build and maintain steady reader-traffic to one's blog-site, that's all there is to it. No, I'm not a cook or movie/food critic now, just a huge fan of writers and food and blogging and films that leave you laughing and inspired the way this one did. I would highly recommend seeing it. Note: If you've stumbled upon this site and like it, please help support the effort and do your best to spread the word to others. Thank you!