Latest Julie Powell Stories

2009-12-10 04:06:00

OJAI, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Ojai Valley Inn & Spa is bringing the hit movie Julie & Julia to real life as author Julie Powell and the Inn's Executive Chef Jamie West team up for a unique cooking weekend January 23-24, 2010. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091210/NYFNSZ01) The special weekend includes author Julie Powell and Chef West in an interactive cooking demonstration highlighting some of Julia Child's recipes, similar to those portrayed in the...

2009-08-24 12:08:19

Julia Child's 48-year-old culinary bible Mastering the Art of French Cooking is to make its debut at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list Aug. 30. The 752-page book, which was written half a century ago by the late U.S. chef, author and television personality, has earned renewed attention thanks to the popularity of the blog, book and film, Julie & Julia. The Times said Mastering the Art will rank No. 1 on its best-seller list next week in the advice and how-to category. Nielsen...

2009-08-05 10:30:00

HERSHEY, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Scharffen Berger(R) chocolate makes its first motion picture appearance this summer in Julie & Julia, the highly anticipated motion picture from Sony Pictures set for release nationwide August 7. (http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090805/NY57225LOGO ) Meryl Streep is Julia Child and Amy Adams is Julie Powell in writer-director Nora Ephron's adaptation of two bestselling memoirs: Powell's Julie & Julia and My Life in France, by Julia...

2009-08-05 10:30:00

U.S. actress Meryl Streep says she tried to capture the spirit of, not impersonate, Julia Child, the iconic chef she plays in her new film, Julie & Julia. The movie intertwines the story of Child's blossoming career as a chef, author and television personality with Julie Powell's blog and book about how she committed to cooking all of the recipes in Child's revolutionary 1961 tome, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Well, I bet everybody in this room could do their version of Julia...

2006-04-03 01:13:35

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - An amateur chef's account of her attempt to cook celebrated U.S. chef Julia Child's recipes on Monday took home the first literary garland devoted to books based on blogs. Julie Powell, a 32-year-old Texas-raised New Yorker, beat 89 other contenders for the first Blooker Prize and won $2,000 from the award's sponsor Lulu, a U.S.-based digital do-it-yourself publishing house. Powell's "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment...

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