Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Eating Her Heart Out

Apologies for the long delays between posts. I've been traveling (more on that to come) - but now I'm back and promise to resume being a diligent blogger.

Speaking of dedicated bloggers, I just read Julie & Julia, the story of a woman in NYC who decides to cook all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year - and blogs daily about her successes and failures. She accomplishes this feat in a tiny NY apartment kitchen. As she turns 30. While her husband tries to prevent her from having a complete mental breakdown.

As someone who watches the Food Network for hours on end, who has coped with a 2' x 2' NYC apartment kitchen, who subjects her husband to bizarre recipes, who tries to remain faithful to her blog and who (confession alert!) just turned 30, I can completely relate to Julie Powell. I finished the book wishing I could have joined one of her midnight dinner parties - except, perhaps, when calves' brains were on the menu.

The book comes out this week in paperback. Highly recommended!