Today I got to meet my sister and a couple friends to watch the new movie, Julie & Julia. I loved it! This is one of the few chick-flicky movies I've seen in the past several years that had a good story, based on a couple of true stories (My Life in France by Julia Child and Julie and Julia by Julie Powell). I appreciated this movie because it showed the value of a stable trusting marriage, something pretty rare as far as I can tell in Hollywood.
Before this, I had never given much to who Julia Child was, but now I'm intrigued. I stopped in Borders at the mall after the movie to see how much Julia Child's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, cost in all it's large hard backed glory. I was expecting to find a $50-60 book, but was shocked to find it on a front display in a 2-book hardback set for only $20! Somehow on top of that they gave me an extra discount that left me only paying $15! I'm looking forward to trying my new recipes... and I promise I won't try every one of them in a year's time. I didn't know the other 2 books this movie was based on were even available, but they are so now I'm on the hunt for a couple good used copies. I'm also curious if I will be able to dig up any of the old episodes from when Julia was in her television cooking show.