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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Julie and Julia.

    There is one thing I have been meaning to do for some time. I have been desperate to see the Julie & Julia film with Meryl Streep as Julia Child, the famous american french cook, and Amy Adams as Julie Powell, cookery blogger extraordinair!!
     So last saturday night whilst Mr was inebrieated somewhere in London I finally curled up on the sofa  with this most wonderful film. I must say it was every bit as fantastic as I thought it would be, Meryl Streep is brilliant as the charming, full of beans Ms Child and Amy Adams' Julie feels like she would make a lovely friend.

The perfect casting!

        The fact that it is based on the true stories of these two women makes it even more heart warming, coupled with the most fabulous french cullinary masterpieces and Julia's late 1940's wardrobe it is just a winner all round. Factor into it the power of the bloggosphere and it just has you hook, line and sinker!
        Whilst watching it it makes you want to live in Paris and New York (not suprising for moi!!), makes you want to learn how to bone a duck and cook beouff bourguignon ( I am a vegan!!) and  I have become ever so slightly obsessed with looking up Julia Child recipes on you tube and am now putting 'Mastering the art of French Cooking vol 1' and Julia Child's biography on my christmas list!!!

I love that Julia/Meryl is wearing a heart for st valentines!

        I also feel as if I want to follow in Julie Powell's footsteps and attempt to cook the gastronomic creations! On sunday I went out to specifically buy butter, white pepper and white wine in an attempt to make beurre blanc!!!! On sunday afternoon I found a couple of recipes and spent the best part of  two hours making salmon with beurre blanc accompanied by garlic mash and steamed greens. I spent an hour reducing white wine, white wine vinegar and minced onion then adding butter cube by cube only to have the sauce split 5 mins before serving!!!  Meanwhile I simmered garlic cloves in cream for 45 mins to add to the mash a la Julia (once again I must add that I am meant to be vegan!!!). It was delicious!

I am now channeling Julie/Amy!!!

   So you may have gathered that I enjoyed this very much, If you haven't seen it I urge you to grab yourself a copy (mine was £5 in the supermarket) settle down on the sofa with a nice glass of vin!

   Have you seen it??


  1. It was 1/2 of a good movie. I could have done without the Julie Powell stuff; she's a pretty unsavory person in real life. Meryl Streep was great, though, and the movie did make me pick up "My Life in France" by Julia Child - which just made me wish even more that this had been strictly a Julia Child biopic.

  2. Very interested in seeing this, hoping it'll come on sky soon!

  3. Oh how I loved this movie! I too waited until the husband was out and went to bed with a glass (or 3!) of wine to enjoy it. I loved it from about 15 mins in and made husband watch the next day.
    I thought Amy Adams was lovely (but then I have no idea what the real Julie is like!) and the only bit that ruined it for me was the ending as it didn't end how I hoped it would. I won't go into too much detail for those of your readers who haven't seen it yet! xx

  4. I'm glad you liked it. I have it on my 'To see' list at Love Film and am looking forward to it very much. Your lunch sounds lovely! Have a fabulous Sunday xx


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