The movie Julie and Julia is only nine days away, and, as you may have already gathered from this post, I am more than a little excited. Hopefully, friend Molly and I will be happily seated in the theatre on release day, and then off for French food. Because this is an event for some of us. Foodies, fans of the divine Ms. Streep, Child devotees, those gratefully empowered and/or entertained by Julie Powell's endeavor - this movie appeals to many on many different levels.
So with whisk and copper bottoms at hand, ready yourself to cook (or at least eat) for this will be a great celebration of food. Find yourself inclined to dive in but found all the copies of Mastering the Art of French Cooking checked out of the library? (They have been - go ahead and check if you don't believe me.) The lovely people at Knopf have supplied this giveaway copy just for us. Volume 1 of the iconic set in this special 40th anniversary edition. And for you purists who avoid movie tie-in book jackets whatever the content, never fear. The Julie and Julia accent is just a wraparound piece. All you have to do to enter is comment here with the French food you would most like to prepare or eat. One lucky winner will win the cookbook and a copy of Julie and Julia. Four not-quite-as-lucky winners will receive just the copy of Julie and Julia. Copies of Julie Powell's highly engaging food memoir kindness of Hachette Book Group. Draw will be conducted by my children the morning of August 6, release day for the movie. Will ship anywhere. Bon chance!