Friday, July 24, 2009

Food Wishes Picked as a Julie & Julia "Blog of the Day"

On Monday, Food Wishes will be honored as the "Blog of the Day," on the official Julie & Julia website! For those of you not familiar, Julie & Julia is a soon-to-be-released movie based on an autobiographical book by Julie Powell.

Entitled "Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen," the book recounts Powell's quixotic mission to cook, and blog about, every recipe from Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking," in a period of 365 days -- all 524 recipes (and you think I cook a lot).

The movie stars Meryl Streep as Julia Child, with Amy Adams playing the intrepid Julie Powell. If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the movie trailer below -- Meryl Streep's Julia Child is so scarily accurate, I think that some sort of supernatural possession may have occurred. I've also included a clip of
Streep talking about her role.

I will be doing a special Julie & Julia blog post on Monday in celebration of this great honor, hopefully including a Julia Child-inspired video recipe. Stay tuned!


Anonymous said...



milkshake said...

I became a huge fan of Streep since 'Devil Wears Prada'. This one will be the movie to see.

Congratulations to your deservedly growing recognition. One day there will be a big budget movie about you too - and I am sorry to say so but it looks more like DiCaprio (because George Clooney will be too well-preserved by the time it happens).

Susanna said...

So happy for you!!

FredShoey said...

Congratulations Chef John.

Just hope you don't go all Hollywood on us, baby.

k.w. said...

Wow, about freaking time the world got to be aware of this phenomenal blog....


Basia said...

I would like to apply for the position of prop monkey so I can assist when you do your episode with George Clooney as a guest. I will obnoxiously tell everyone I knew you "when". Grats again!!!

Anonymous said...

I've read the book, I've listened to the audio-book (read by the author), and now I'm looking forward to seeing the movie.

If they've chosen to acknowledge you, that's all the better. You deserve it!

I *do* enjoy, thank you very much.

feasting-on-pixels (terrie) said...

I just found your great blog.
Love your videos especially on making ice cream.

Felicitations on being food blog of the day on the "Julie and Julia" site....!
I loved Julia since I was a little girl and was privledged to meet her once in California at the restaurant "Julia's Kitchen" at Copia, the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa.

Wrote about her many times on my own food blog as well.

Keep up the great work Chef John.
Will be visiting your blog often...merci beaucoup for your hard work.

Chef John said...

Thanks everyone!!!