Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Julie and Julia
365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
by Julie Powell
And the WINNER'S ARE: Mindy (minsthins), Budletsmom, & Diane!
CONGRATS! And thanks to EVERYone for joining in on the fun!
(stay tuned for a post with all of our favorite foods!)
About The Book:
"Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now a major motion picture. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto. The film version is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia."
My reading group read this book when it was first published in paperback. Although this book is not a cookbook, it inspired us to cook! We followed Julie's frustrations as she tried to get thru all 524 recipes in just one year. I thought that it would be fun to try our own hands at Julia Child's Mastering The Art of French Cooking (a book that I actually owned ...) So, in the tradition of Julie Powell our reading group made the first recipe, Potage Parmentier, a fancy potato soup... we dressed the part too - I made vintage aprons, someone bought chef's hat's and we had so much fun! Who knew french cooking could be so entertaining! The movie adaptation is being released soon, so here's your chance to win a copy of Julie and Julia and read the book before going to see the movie! Like to read an excerpt? Here's the Link!
NOW for the Giveaway! I have 3 copies of Julie and Julia for a giveaway to my readers courtesy of Anna Balasi of Hachette Book Group. Thank you Anna for the opportunity to share this wonderful book!
To Enter this giveaway...
*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address AND your favorite food!
*For another entry, follow my blog and leave a comment to let me know you just became a follower. (if you already are a follower you will get an extra entry!)
*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.
This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publishers. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on July 11, 2009. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck! *Just a little note here to everyone -Anna B. of Hachette Book Group just let me know that the giveaway book will be the movie tie-in cover, so I changed the book cover to show that!
Thanks for joining in on the Julie & Julia giveaway! This giveaway is officially closed. The lucky winners will be randomly drawn Sunday 7/12 and I'll be sending out emails to notify them! Check your emails! Winners will be announced after I hear back from the lucky winners!