Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Julia Child...out of the kitchen, on the big screen

When I think of Julia Child, the following comes to mind: a wonderfully exuberant chef with such a distinct, sometimes quirky, presence and stature, standing tall at 6'2", who dashed onto the scene in the 1960's - at the age of 40 mind you - and changed the way Americans view food and French cooking. She successfully brought "gourmet" into the home kitchen with ease...well, relative ease. And her outlook on crash diets makes me an even bigger admirer. Two notable quotes from Ms. Child herself as posted by Savory Tv (a blog devoted to chef recipes and culinary tidbits):
“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”
“In spite of food fads, fitness programs, and health concerns, we must never lose sight of a beautifully conceived meal.”
Clearly, Julia was onto something all those years ago. And she's coming back strong on the big screen next weekend with the August 7th release of Julie & Julia. The film, adapted from Julie Powell's blog turned book, finds Julie the writer as herself, a bored secretary who decides to plunge into a massive culinary project and heads to her tiny Queens apartment kitchen to cook up all 524 recipes laid out in Julia Child's cult classic, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in a year's time. The film dovetails Julia's life, entry into the world of French cooking and beyond, with Julie's experiments, mishaps and victories as she sifts through each and every recipe. Meryl Streep as Julia, Amy Adams as Julie. Bound to a tasty and inspiring flick for sure. You can catch the trailer here:

1 comment:

SavoryTv said...

Marissa, thank you so much for visiting Savory Tv, and the shout out, from one JC fan to another!