Julie & Julia

This movie is a must see, especially if you love food. And even more especially if you love blogs. My sister-in-law and I went to see it yesterday afternoon and just adored it. While the ending is unexpected (that’s not a spoiler, promise!), the movie itself is a complete delight.

The movie blends two true stories of the famous Julia Child, and Julie, a typical, “average Jane” New Yorker. Julie decides to stick to a task: making 524 recipes in 365 days from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”. In order to track her progress and be held accountable, Julie blogs on this endeavor with the encouragement of her saint of a husband.

Together, with Julia’s cookbook and lots of butter, Julie makes her inadequate city kitchen produce magic. She and her husband enjoy delicious French meals…some being better than others. Throughout several meltdowns and several matrimonial trials and tribulations, Julie completes her mission of cooking her way through Julia’s cookbook over the course of the year.

I must also note that Julie’s blog becomes daily reading material for blog-readers nationwide. And she, too, gets giddy over knowing her blog brings people smiles, laughs, and a heightened level of food and cooking knowledge. One day she had nearly 40 comments from people…people she didn’t even know, she explained excitedly! That’s a huge accomplishment for a blogger – Go Julie!

Anyways. The movie left me thinking that I, myself, could benefit from some of Julie’s cooking drive. Hubby would appreciate it, too. While pounds of butter will NOT be involved, it’s always important to keep things fun and exciting at the dinner table. While Mark and I enjoy our staples: spaghetti, tofu pad thai, chili, salmon and tilapia on the grill, jambalaya, burgers, faux fried chicken, etc…I think we would both enjoy trying some new, healthy recipes.

So, in honor of Julie & Julia, I commit to trying at least one new recipe a month and I will tell my blog followers all about it. Count on the recipe being posted, too…if it turns out well, that is.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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  1. Gina
    August 9, 2009 / 11:45 pm

    Great commitment! I hope you can stick to it and share some of your wonderful creations. I can't wait to see the movie. Nick, my bf,actually wants to see it with me!

  2. Chow and Chatter
    August 10, 2009 / 1:08 am

    must see the movie like your idea of a recipe i adore trying new recipes lol

  3. iluvshoes
    August 10, 2009 / 6:26 am

    Now all you need is a cute little apron! Good luck and have fun.

  4. Anthony Sepe
    August 11, 2009 / 3:55 am

    Hi Nicole,I have a starter for you and Mark. This evening, I posted a video on my blog, which describes how to make "Baked French Fries–with a kick." Hope this gives you incentive to start and to stick to your goal that you've set for yourself. I hope you can find time to stop by and watch the video. (I am looking forward to seeing the movie soon.) All the best,Anthony :)http://fromadietitiansperspective.blogspot.com

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