Themed Book Club - Home Cooking - Cookbooks - ChowhoundSummary: This movie contrasts the life of American chef and TV personality Julia Child played by Meryl Streep in the early years of her culinary career, with a young writer from New York, Julie Powell played by Amy Adams , who decides to cook all recipes from Child's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking , over a single year, and write about it in a blog. The film explores a number of themes around identity, calling, relationships, hospitality, and the role of food in our lives. Every resource on our site was made possible through the financial support of people like you. Copyright by Wayne Kirkland. Used by permission. Share your impressions of the movie. What impacted you most?
book club: “my life in france” by julia child
Sign up for our newsletters! And, while doing so, she'd chronicle her adventures in a blog. Starting out with simple recipes like potato soup, the assignments get increasingly more difficult. Throughout the year she is entertained and assisted by an entire cast of extras, including her understanding husband, her brother, her crazy friends, and the growing number of readers who are tuning into her blog with regularity. Powell is a talented writer, and her blog remains one of the better examples of that medium to this day. Her writing style confessional, self-deprecating, occasionally rambling is really well-suited to the blog space, which makes the book version of her story occasionally feel like it's veering off-center. When she's hard at work in the kitchen, her writing is sharp and self-assured but Powell strays off-track a few too many times into less central aspects of her life and especially her friends' lives that, frankly, aren't that interesting.
Rate this book. Unless otherwise stated, this discussion guide is reprinted with the permission of Back Bay Books. Any page references refer to a USA edition of the book, usually the trade paperback version, and may vary in other editions. A heartwarming memoir of motherhood and adoption told through an African American lens. Reader Reviews. It's also compulsively readable.
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More and more books are published now with appendices aimed at book clubs., Until fairly recently, I have to confess that my familiarity with Julia Child was pretty minimal. I vaguely recall seeing snippets of the French Chef on PBS you can watch some of the episodes here , and when Dan Aykroyd lampooned Julia on Saturday Night Live, I sort of got it, but that was about the extent of my exposure.
Wendy and I have not yet had any discussions about this selection so I am interested in what she has to say about it. I have to say I was rather disappointed in this book. Glad to have read it but not really one I will recommend. It was all the belly-aching and depressing comments and finding so many things wrong with life rather than finding fulfillment in achievement and a loving husband. Pretty sad.
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