Myself and my blogger buds have been cooking and blogging our way through "Jewish Cooking" by Marlena Spieler for quite a while now. Three women cooking and then blogging her recipes each Sunday since November. Three recipes from three bloggers just once a week. It is true that it was my idea in the first place...but was inspired by Julie Powell and of course Marlena Spieler.
Julie Powell actually cooked and then blogged her way through Julia Child's "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" all by herself. She cooked every day from that book! Does anyone even realize what that involves?? I would be nuts...and broke by now trying to do that. I made one recipe from Child's book and it took me all day!
I have heard that some bloggers and authors thought Julie was a "hag book author" and are just jealous of her success. Just try to cook your way through Julia's book. The fact that Julia Child did not appreciate Julie's work ...it only means that she was old-fashioned and did not get that Julie Powell was honoring her work. I know a couple of 80 year-olds who believe that Obama must be a Muslim terrorist! See what I mean?
Julie Powell....hats off to you for cooking and blogging your way through such an intimidating cookbook. Wish you had written the screenplay for Julie and Julia!