RE: The Julie/Julia Project
Thanks for the tip.
I don't know how many of you have followed this woman for the last year, but she has become one of my heros. There is alot of narcissistic drivel in many of the blogs on the net, but this project turned into one great piece of literature. While her rants may put some off (not to mention her "colorful" language, which is much more akin to a sailor from San Pedro than to a nice girl from Dallas), there is some great cooking commentary in her writing, along with some incredibly insightful social commentary about (among other things) food, New York, husbands and marital relationships in general, the press, wine, so called "gourmet grocery stores", eating innards, inlaw relations, subways, crummy "government-make work" jobs, and butter. Lots and lots of talk about butter. If you haven't ever read any of it, I highly reccomend it. The sight is a bit difficult to manage, but you can start from the beginning if you fool around with it. Just type JULIE JULIA into google and it will be the first thing that will come up.
I am pretty sure that I never would have seen it except that it has been mentioned in this forum a couple of times in the past (thanks Elise T ?) and sadly, much like the last "Calvin" cartoon, I was a little sad when she finished up the book.