Julie Powell is stuck. Is she in danger of becoming just another version of the housewife in a rut? Her only hope lies in a dramatic self-rescue mission. And so she invents a deranged assignment: in the space of one year, she will cook every recipe in the Julia Child classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking — all 524 of them.
No skips, no substitutions. She will track down every obscure ingredient, learn every arcane cooking technique, and cook her way through 60 pounds of butter. And if it doesn’t help her make sense of her life, at least she’ll eat really, really well. With fierceness, irreverence, and unbreakable resolve, Julie Powell learns Julia Child’s most important lesson: the art of living with gusto.
An American native
A father’s legacy
The vegetarian-cooking pioneer
Cracking a Filipino favorite