The author spent a year cooking her way through Julia Child's impossible "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". Her experiences were recorded in the book and film "Julie and Julia". But what she did next took even adventurous Julie by surprise. This title tells her story.
Julie Powell's Julie & Julia is the story of the culinary blogging sensation that inspired the hit film.
Julie Powell spent a year cooking her way through Julia Child's impossible Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her experiences were recorded in the hilarious bestselling book and film Julie and Julia. But what she did next took even adventurous Julie by surprise.
She trained as a butcher.
Apprenticed at Fleisher's, she cut, chopped, hammered, sliced and cleaved her way through herds of meat; got splattered in gore; grew big muscles; and showed she has what it tool to make it as a woman in a man's world. At the same time she embarked on a passionate, red-blooded affair that threatened her marriage, and, at times, her sanity.
'A remarkable confessional of butchery and adultery' Harper's Bazaar
'Highly readable . . . beautiful writing, effortlessly filling pages with virtuoso descriptions of animal slaughter and human travail' Sunday Times
'Powell makes you see how butchery might be enjoyable, even cathartic' Spectator
Julie Powell started to entertain readers on her infamous blog, on which she pledged to cook all the recipes from Julia Child's iconic cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog achieved a dedicated following and, as a result of this, it evolved into Julie & Julia - a novel which connects Julie's blog to a reworking of Julia Child's biography. Julie & Julia was adapted for film by Nora Ephron in 2009 and starred Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.
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Since her year spent cooking her way through Julia Child's Mastering the Artof French Cooking, recounted in Julie & Julia, Julie Powell's mind has turned to meat. Cleaving follows Powell as she learns to butcher, and the process is inspired by, and dovetails with, a personal story - this time of her overcoming an affair that threatens her marriage. Pleasures of the flesh, indeed * Vogue * Powell's hectic, confiding style is the literary equivalent of a girly evening of dirty gossip over a bottle or five of Sauvignon blanc...her narrative is vivid, well-structured, intense and moving * Daily Mail * A remarkable confessional of butchery and adultery * Harper's Bazaar * Highly readable . . . beautiful writing, effortlessly filling pages with virtuoso descriptions of animal slaughter and human travail * Sunday Times *
About Julie Powell
After a misspent youth involving dead-end jobs and questionable decisions, Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, has found her calling as a writer-cum-butcher. She lives in Long Island City, Queens, when she isn't in Kingston, NY, cutting up animals.
Cleaving by Julie Powell
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