Jul 11, 2009

Book Review & Giveaway: Julie & Julia ~CLOSED~

From Hachette Book Group:
"Julie & Julia, the bestselling memoir that's "irresistible....A kind of Bridget Jones meets The French Chef" (Philadelphia Inquirer), is now a major motion picture. Julie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child's legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves' livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto. The film version is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia."

I am self-proclaimed foodie, so when I heard about the book Julie & Julia I knew I wanted to read it. Julie Powell's narrative of her quest to prepare every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking is wonderfully entertaining and funny. I imagine if I tried to cook such things as calves foot gelatin aspics, or attempted to flip a crepe into the air and catch it in the pan, it might be somewhat comical, but Julie Powell's culinary escapades are downright hilarious! I enjoyed the book very much, and now I can't wait to see the movie.

Julie & Julia is available for purchase at Amazon.com, and other retailers listed here.

The Giveaway:
Thanks to Anna and
Hachette Book Group, I have 5 copies of Julie & Julia to give away.

Check out Julie & Julia, then come back here and leave a comment telling me why you want to read this book. You must do this FIRST, in order for your entry to count.

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Entries will be accepted until July 29th at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be drawn by random.org and validated per rules. US & Canada addresses. No PO Boxes. Winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before an alternate winner is chosen.
Good Luck!