Fast approaching 30 (and therefore official adulthood) and disenchanted with both her lousy job and stale personal life, New York wanna-be writer Julie Powell embarks on a mission to kick-start her life by cooking (or at least attempting to cook) every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, all within the span of one year.
A genuine and honest writer, Powell’s hilarious and often disasterous results were documented on her blog which later became the basis for this book. Through the course of her gruelling year in the kitchen, she finds an affinity with her mentor Julia, gains a few skills in the kitchen, rekindles her own marriage and most triumphantly gains some self respect. Her journey is funny, sad, cheeky, heartwarming, and well worth joining her.
“Irresistible…A kind of Bridget Jones meets the French Chef” – Philedelphia Inquirer
Categories - Food Writing, Literary