With the humor of Bridget Jones and the vitality of Augusten Burroughs, Julie Powell recounts how she conquered every recipe in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen
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Julie Powell is 30 years old, living in a rundown apartment
in Queens and working at a soul-sucking secretarial job
that's going nowhere. She needs something to break the
monotony of her life, and she invents a deranged
assignment. She will take her mother's dog eared copy of
Julia Child's 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French
Cooking, and she will cook all 524 recipes. In the span of
At first she thinks it will be easy. But as she moved from
the simple Potage Parmentier into the more complicated
realm of aspics and crepes, she realizes there's more to
Mastering the Art of French Cooking than meets the eye.
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