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Author: Julie Powell
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In the span of one year. At first she thinks it will be easy, but as she moves from simple potato soup  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reality memoirs
Anecdotes
Named Person: Julie Powell; Julia Child
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Powell
ISBN: 031610969X 9780316109697
OCLC Number: 58721094
Description: 309 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes --
Joy of cooking --
You have to break a few eggs--
--
Hacking the marrow out of life --
--to make an omelette --
Disaster/dinner party, dinner party/disaster --
The law of diminishing returns --
They shoot lobsters, don't they? --
The proof is in the plumbing --
Sweet smell of failure --
Flaming crepes! --
Time to move to Weehawken --
"Only in America" --
Simplicity itself --
--Well, not quite.
Responsibility: Julie Powell.
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Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a rundown apartment in Queens and working at a secretarial job that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged assignment. She will cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking. In the span of one year. At first she thinks it will be easy, but as she moves from simple potato soup into more complicated realms, she realizes there's more to Mastering the Art than meets the eye. She haunts the local butcher, buying kidneys and sweetbreads. She rarely serves dinner before midnight. She discovers how to mold the perfect Orange Bavarian, the trick to extracting marrow from bone, and the intense pleasure of eating liver. And somewhere along the line she realizes she has eclipsed her life's ordinariness through humor, hysteria, and perseverance.--From publisher description.

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