Posts Tagged ‘Julie & Julia’

Ris Lacoste Knew That Julia Child Was a Spy

Julia Child's kitchen, enshrined at the Smithsonian Right in the middle of my straight-forward, tightly scripted, 10-question interview with Ris Lacoste, the chef dropped a casual reference to "Julia," as in: "Julia told me that. She said, ‘Ris, you are going to have meatloaf on your menu, aren’t you?’ I said, ‘Yes, Julia.'" I'm sorry, […]

Julie Powell on Butchering and Other Savage Acts

Julie Powell made a name for herself by turning Julia Child's masterwork, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, into a confessional, super-human, freak-show challenge, which didn't do much to endear Powell to the late author. Powell's latest, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession, apparently plumbs even darker recesses of the author's psyche. (Y&H […]

Gast-Zoetrope: The Blues Brothers

The forthcoming Julie & Julia has me reminiscing about my favorite food flicks, even some of my favorite food scenes. And naturally, in classic 21st Century thinking, I figured:  Why keep these thoughts to myself? Why not turn them into a blog series? So welcome to Gast-Zoetrope, in which we occasionally bloviate over classic foodie […]

‘Julie & Julia': Drooling for It or Don’t Give a Damn?

Not long after the paperback version hit stores, my sister in Los Angeles sent me a copy of Julie Powell's book, Julie & Julia, which was based on the author's year-long project to cook and blog her way through Julia Child's famous French cookbook. I have to admit, I was surprised at how much I […]