Can A Beloved Cookbook Be "Veganized"?

Dan and Annie Shannon are offering a "humane alternative" to Julie & Julia — by "veganizing every recipe in The Betty Crocker Cookbook." The results — despite lack of meat, eggs, and dairy — look pretty delicious. » 7/02/10 3:20pm 7/02/10 3:20pm

Sticks And Stones

Julie Powell: "Somehow, it seems to me, there's something particularly eye-opening about the pans for Cleaving...some way in which writing about the book seems to reveal as much or more about the reviewer as about the book being reviewed." [XX] » 12/08/09 3:30pm 12/08/09 3:30pm

Julie Powell's Cleaving Is A Bloodbath Of Meat/Sex Metaphors

A combination of the writer-learns-to-clown/cobble/farm genre and that newish breed, the personal-meat-journey, with the subgenre that might be called the infidelity-food memoir (a venerable oeuvre pioneered by M.F.K. Fisher, advanced by Ruth Reichl and Judith Jones), Cleaving gives good blood. » 12/07/09 4:20pm 12/07/09 4:20pm

Julie & Julia Needs More Julia, Only A Dash Of Julie

Critics say the Julia Child half of Julie & Julia is wonderful, thanks to Meryl Streep's predictably excellent performance, but even Amy Adams could not make modern day blogger Julie Powell likable. » 8/07/09 3:20pm 8/07/09 3:20pm

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Julia Child: Feminist Icon?

Writes pantry-saint Michael Pollan, "You may think of [Child and Steinem] as antagonists, but that wouldn't be quite right. They actually had a great deal in common... and addressed the aspirations of many of the same women." » 7/30/09 5:00pm 7/30/09 5:00pm

Julie & Julia Premiere Had Delicious Dish

Julie & Julia is based on one great book and one okay one, so it's no wonder that the film's premiere, at Mann Village Theatre, should be a mixed bag - and full of food and Hollywood Alice Waters. » 7/28/09 10:30am 7/28/09 10:30am

"Based On Two True Stories"

Despite being the horseman of the inevitable movies-from-blogs apocalypse, and the fact that the actors involved look approximately 0% like the real people, we are extremely excited by this preview for Julie and Julia. [ONTD] » 4/30/09 2:20pm 4/30/09 2:20pm