Tag: Julie and Julia

Oscar Party Food

Oscar Party Food

Okay, I’ll admit it: I watch the Academy Awards for the outfits. And for the possibility of crazy behavior on the podium, as the sudden release of mind-bending pressure makes these over-coddled thoroughbreds behave like the hundred pounds of crazy they really are. But really, will anything this year top Bjork’s swan? Or the pre-MILF Angelina Jolie smooching her brother?

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Julie Powell: Video Interview and “Cleaving” Reading

Julie Powell: Video Interview and “Cleaving” Reading

| December 10, 2009 | 0 Comments

Julie Powell visited KQED’s The Writers’ Block to record a reading from her latest book, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession. She was open to participating in a video interview and shared her thoughts about the importance of transparency in the process of transforming animals into meat; how the fame she received from Julie and Julia affected her career path and personal life; revealed some themes for her next fiction novel and showed us her tattoo.

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Julie & Julia: Movie Food, Obsession, & Boeuf Blog-uignon

Julie & Julia: Movie Food, Obsession, & Boeuf Blog-uignon

| August 18, 2009 | 11 Comments

The film doesn’t sufficiently sell Julie’s decision to blog about cooking her way through Child’s celebrated book. That on-screen moment is weak, her impetus glossed over like ripples in a cake’s frosting. Once Julie gets going, her resolve blossoms into a slightly creepy, worshipful obsession.

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