Julie & Julia. Yes, I am talking about the famous movie, starring the ever oh-so-charming star Meryl Streep and the gorgeous Amy Adams. The movie is the first motion picture based on a blog. The first time when I watched that movie, I just fell in love with it. The movie shows the life of two ladies, Julia Child and Julie Powell, from different generations. In a nutshell, in the movie, Julia Child is shown working her way through her culinary career and also as the author of cookbook titled “Mastering the art of French Cooking”. And Julie Powell is shown to be in awe of the recipes written in that book, and is in deep soulful connection with Julia Child. So she decides to write a blog about trying out recipes from Julia’s cookbook. The blog is titled “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen”. And in the end, she makes her way to cook those 524 recipes in 365 days.
Julia Child is shown to be a strong, quirky, and always high on life woman, who loves her husband deeply, and always moulds her life according to her husband’s job demands, moving to different cities, but still is always at her happiest best. Everywhere she goes, she finds something for herself to utilize her time. Her passion for cooking and the way she works in the kitchen is shown to be anything beyond perfection. She is the epitome of grace and poise. Julie Powell, on the other hand, is shown to have a life which she doesn’t like much, hates her 9 to 5 job, dreads the lunch dates with her snobbish friends. But, she loves her husband dearly. Above everything else, the main reason of happiness in her life is cooking.
I loved this dialogue from the movie. As Julie Powell stated, “You know what I love about cooking? I love that after a day when nothing is sure, and when I say ‘nothing’ I mean nothing! You can come home and absolutely know that if you add eggs yolks to chocolate and sugar and milk, it will get thick. It’s such a comfort.”
My dear friends, if you love cooking and blogging, do watch that movie if you already haven’t. I am sure you won’t regret. And those of you who have already watched, you know the masterpiece that I am talking about!!
I am writing this blog post not to review the movie in any more detail, but, I want to live what Julie Powell did in that special phase of her life as a blogger. It will not be exactly the way she did, but something similar. Her passion for cooking and writing made her start that blog. And that’s what my biggest passions are, cooking and writing.
I have already started my blogging journey. But from now on, I would love to include my love for cooking in the blogs as well. I am going to start “My Julie And Julia Project”. As Julie Powell described that she always loved timelines, so do I. With a kid at hand and multiple other responsibilities to juggle, I will be reasonable with myself and not go overboard with my timelines. I will be posting 100 recipes till the end of this year. But the Julia here will be myself, so basically this will be a kind of “Julie and Julie” blog. I will be posting the recipes that I am good at preparing. My journey will get started with my first recipe post soon!! Till then.