Sunday, February 20, 2011

Julie / Julia

So technically I am a food blogger. I have never seen (or read) Julie & Julia, until yesterday.

That is silly, right? The concept that Julie Powell had was one of the first to really catapult the idea of sharing your cooking triumphs (and failures) online. I am sure there were ones before her (that I am totally ignorant too) that may have done something similar, but hers worked. She did it all before twitter and facebook. She made it successful with just words, no pictures. Impressive.

I liked the movie. It was really cute.

I also really like Meryl Streep and her (spot on) version of Julia Child. There is something about Meryl Streep that I have always loved. She is one of those celebrities that I feel like I just want to hang out with. She seems like that cool aunt that everyone has.

More importantly I felt like I could relate to the story in some way. So many of us work in (what feels like) a dead end job and in our hearts know that there is something better for us out there. Sometimes people find it. Other times people die at work in their cubicle.

So here I am the day after, living my Chubby Vegan life, working in my little kitchen, and contemplating what it would be like to be the next blog success story. Maybe this will be my ticket to the next leap. Maybe I am just one of the millions of people plugging away at their keyboards hoping for others to read what I have to say.

Either way, I connect with you Julie like you connected with Julia. And to all my loving readers out there, whoever you are, thanks for validating my journey.

Bon app├ętit! 


  1. I'm very jealous of your kitchen - it is gorgeous!

    I read the book and saw the movie - Meryl Streep was amazing.

  2. Thanks Heather! It works for me although wouldnt it be great to have a nice big kitchen ;) Dreams!

  3. I've thought of doing a similar project with a great vegan cookbook, like one of Sarah Kramer's perhaps. :-)


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