Blog: Julie/Julia blook success

Catherine Sleep | 4 April 2006

I’ve been a fan from an early stage so I was delighted to learn that Julie Powell had been awarded the blogger’s equivalent of the Booker, namely the Blookers. The prize is awarded to people who have turned their blogs (online diaries, such as this one) into printed books.

Julie Powell decided to cook all 536 recipes in Julia Child's celebrated "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" within one year, and tell the world at large about it in an amusing, frank and often somewhat frenzied blog.

Having dipped in and out of the blog, by some strange coincidence I’m reading the book right now. If you’ve ever cooked a classic recipe, or simply tried to, you’ll love it.

I, meanwhile, have turned my attention to Elizabeth David, another grande dame of 1950s cooking, so I'm off to tie up a bouquet garni and set the casserole off on its four-hour simmer to perfection.

Blooker Prize


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