I’ll be honest, I tried to read this book about a year or so ago. The concept – cooking every recipe in Julia Child’s cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1″ over 365 days and blogging about it – intrigued me. A blog that gets turned into a book, that gets turned into a movie…what’s not to be intrigued by.
I just couldn’t get into it the book though, try as I might. And well, I never bothered to track down the original blog (it is still out there). Thankfully, the Julie & Julia movie opens today – and yes, I do plan to make one of the early screenings.
Now I’ll be the first to admit that I rarely find movies based on books to be even half as good as the books their based on. I hear from a few friends that got to see an advanced screening, that this time around that I’ll be pleasantly surprised. I’m really looking forward to it.
I love how Sony Pictures paid their respects to the current world of food bloggers. My friend’s blog, Dine and Dish, was one of the featured food blogs on the Julie & Julia official site on July 9th. I’m sure it was a difficult decision to narrow down all the incredible food blogs out there, to select just 30. How cool is that?
For those food lovers out there who are ready to gobble up Julie & Julia when it hits theaters today. Hollywood.com has the exclusive look into acclaimed chef Rocco DiSpirito’s top 5 movies for foodies as well as 15 questions with Meryl Streep, who plays Julia Child in the film. Some of DiSpirito’s picks include “Like Water Like Chocolate” and “Babette’s Feast.”