When Julia Child was 37 years old, she enrolled in the famous Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris.
Before that, she took hints from the classic The Joy of Cooking and experimented often on her new husband and their friends.
Before that, you ask? Before that, Julia McWilliams, she hadn’t yet married Paul Child, served in what was the precursor to the CIA in Ceylon, Sri Lanka, and China, the Office of Strategic Services.
That’s right, TVs best-known food maven was a spy.
The 2009 American film “Julie & Julia” depicts events in the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career, contrasting her life with Julie Powell.
Powell challenged herself to cook all 524 recipes from Child’s cookbook during a single year, and documented the dishes on her blog which became so popular that it would lead to her becoming a published author.
The film stars Meryl Streep, who portrays Julia Child, and Amy Adams appears as Julie Powell.
It is also the first major motion picture based on a blog, and a really good one too. Five stars.