"Julie and Julia" sounds like a wonderful movie. I remember when she, Julia Child, used to be on PBS a long time ago. I didn't really understand at that time that cooking could be a joyous thing. However, she sowed the seeds somewhere in the back of my mind that maybe someday I could cook something great. Many years later it was Nathalie Dupree who finally helped me conquer the fear of cooking. Her attitude was don't cry over lumpy gravy, just strain it for Heaven's sake. Another thing she said on that Great Chef's show so long ago was men have their hobbies and spend lots of money on gadgets for their hobby and for us not to feel guilty over a pie that failed. How much did the ingredients cost? How much does an egg cost or that cup of flour. She gave me the courage to not be intimidated when a meal didn't come out as well as it possibly could have. If it was a total disaster, then we had eggs for dinner...provided there were any left. I think you get the idea how liberating hearing something like that can be. I've never bought a Julia Child cookbook, but I did buy Nathalie Dupree's. I wish I could go to Mexico for her cooking class this month.
The movie about a young girl going through Julia Child's cookbook and cooking all the recipes and blogging about the experience sounds delightfully funny and a great way to spend a couple of hours in a theatre. It starts showing here this weekend and I can hardly wait to see it, if my personal plague goes away. I may even get up the nerve to buy a Julia Child cookbook to see what I've been missing all these years.