If you haven't seen Julie & Julia starring Meryl Streep as the French Chef Julia Child... go, go, go! It is an absolutely uplifting movie, that left me in love with Julia. I never knew much about her as an occasional viewer of her show in the 80's, but after seeing the movie, I'm wondering if one can become a groupie after someone has passed.
The movie made me laugh and cry, and I found similarities with Julia that I never new existed. The obvious passion for Europe and eating. A loving, wonderful marriage, stronger because of a struggle that needed few words in the movie. Not to mention a love of butter.
Of course, played by the incredible Meryl Streep, who literally makes you forget you're not watching the real thing, I am running out tomorrow to buy her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
With three nights planned in Paris over the New Years holiday this year, and heading into fall, the timing couldn't be better to get obsessed with Julia!