We all know about Julie and Julia, no? of course! I watched it first time on Saturday and Julia Child is my new heroine. And Julie too, what a colossal project, I really enjoyed the movie, because of the food, because of Julia and Julie, because of the challenge and probably because of the blogging. We are talking about 2002, blogging wasn't what it's now, and Julie's first post is the preamble of a small odysea. Here it is
Sunday, August 25, 2002
"Mastering the Art of French Cooking". First edition, 1961. Louisette Berthole. Simone Beck. And, of course, Julia Child. The book that launched a thousand celebrity chefs. Julia Child taught America to cook, and to eat. It’s forty years later. Today we think we live in the world Alice Waters made, but beneath it all is Julia, 90 if she's a day, and no one can touch her.
Government drone by day, renegade foodie by night. Too old for theatre, too young for children, and too bitter for anything else, Julie Powell was looking for a challenge. And in the Julie/Julia project she found it. Risking her marriage, her job, and her cats’ well-being, she has signed on for a deranged assignment.
365 days. 536 recipes. One girl and a crappy outer borough kitchen.
How far will it go? We can only wait. And wait. And wait…..
The Julie/Julia Project. Coming soon to a computer terminal near you.
9:39:20 PM comment 
I love how she started writing without knowing she would have millions followers and fans, as her Saint husband puts it, the blogging world is truly an amazing one. Going back to the point, I love to cook and Julia Child has made me realise I want more and more, I want to learn to make tasty and rich beef dishes (like the Boeuf Bourguignon) and buttery chocolate cakes, and soups (that I never make) and eggs, I want, ladies, to master the art of french cooking, just like Julia did years ago and just like Julie did to prove herself. No, I won't go into any kind of craziness cooking like a manic, I'll just buy the book and make some favorites, I'll let you know how it goes :) Meanwhile let me swoon over Julia's kitchen, now a permanent fixture at the Smithsonian and her beautiful house in Cambridge (now and back then, published by Architectural Digest - the house was sold and the kitchen donated by Julia when she retired and moved to Cali). Julia's kitchen reproduction in the movie is also to die for (last picture).
Julia's original kitchen now at the Smithsonian
Julia's house in Cambridge, now and then
The kitchen at the film set, by