Last Sunday I watched the movie Julie/Julia.
It tells of a young married couple, Julie and Eric, who live in a tiny apartment above a pizzeria.
(if that was me, I'd be eating pizza every night....)
Julie is dissatisfied with her life and the way things are going.
Realising that she never finishes anything she starts, she one day decides to cook her way through every recipe in Julia Childs cookbook.
In one year.
I believe it's called Mastering The Art Of French Cooking.
I could be wrong....
524 recipes in 365 days.
Husband Eric suggests she blog about it, that way she'll be sure and finish what she's begun this time.
So she sets up a blog and starts cooking.
Are any of you out there familiar with Julia Childs recipes?
I'm not, but they all appear to be family-sized recipes, (a good thing), filled with the yumminess of cream and real butter, (not such a good thing).
They'd probably taste amazing, but in these health conscious days, who'd eat them? (umm, me probably)
There was one recipe, Lobster Thermidore (ooohhh, yummmmm!!) that was shared with two other couples, but for most of them, Julie appeared to be cooking for just Eric and herself.
This made me wonder what happened to the leftovers?
Did they eat a family sized meal every night? Just the two of them?
Surely all that food wasn't just tossed out......
And get this! Julie's efforts almost always look exactly like the pictures in the recipe book.
Mine almost never do.
Anyway, back to Julia. The disappointing Julia.
The voice! The accent! The hoity-toity snobbishness and silly high pitched laughs of her and her friends!
I was tempted to change channels within the first ten minutes, but I stuck with it because I'd been wanting to see it for so long.
Julia was played by Meryl Streep.
I've seen her in other movies and liked the characters she played very much.
They seemed real, believable.
But as Julia?
Such a let down. So disappointing.
I really do feel this movie didn't live up to its potential.
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