Julie and Julia : My Year of Cooking Dangerously

Author(s): Julie Powell

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Trapped in a boring job and living in a tiny apartment in New York, Julie Powell regularly finds herself weeping on the way home from work. Then one night, through her mascara-smudged eyes, Julie notices that the few items she's grabbed from the Korean grocery store are the very ingredients for Potage Parmentier, as described in Julia Childs' legendary cookbook, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". And The Project is born. Julie begins to cook - every one of the 524 recipes in the book, in the space of just one year. This is Julie's story, as gradually, from oeufs en cocotte to bifstek saute au beurre, from 'Bitch Rice' to preparing live lobsters, she realises that this deranged project is changing her life. The richness of the thousands of sauces she slaves over is beginning to spread into her life, and she begins to find the joie de vivre that has been missing for too many years.


Product Information

Winner of Lulu Blooker Prize: Non-Fiction 2006 and Lulu Blooker Prize: Overall Winner 2006.

After spending a long, long time working as a temp, Julie Powell now writes in her pyjamas in Long Island City, Queens, where she shares a "loft" apartment with her husband Eric, their dog Robert, their cats Maxine, Lumi and Cooper, and their snake Zuzu Marlene.

General Fields

  • : 9780141043982
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.215
  • : July 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Julie Powell
  • : Paperback
  • : Film tie-in ed
  • : good
  • : 320