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Julie and Julia trailer

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 29, 2009

The trailer for Julie and Julia is out, based on the blog and book of the same name.

I can’t figure out if Meryl Streep is almost nailing her Julia Child impression or completely blowing it. Also, Streep is ~5’7”….I don’t know what they’re doing in the movie to make her look so tall, but it doesn’t work.

Update: Michael Ruhlman has seen the movie and has positive things to say about it.

From the June 2000 Esquire, what Julia Child

posted by Jason Kottke   Jan 18, 2007

From the June 2000 Esquire, what Julia Child has learned. “There is nothing worse than grilled vegetables.” (via ag)

Bill Buford tells the story of Food

posted by Jason Kottke   Oct 03, 2006

Bill Buford tells the story of Food Network, a channel that Julia Child could never hope to appear on today.

Update: Accidental Hedonist on Food Network: “The network was no longer about making good food and understanding it, it became about using food to impress other people. Whether it was getting a meal out in 30 minutes, or making the perfect thanksgiving feast, the shows seemed to sell the idea of ‘having’ food knowledge, without actually having any.”