Posts Tagged ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’

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 […]

‘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 […]