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Out Now: Julie & Julia on DVD and Blu-ray; Also The Way To Cook on DVD

Julie & Julia was released today on DVD ($9.99 at Amazon) and Blu-ray ($25.99 at Amazon). Please to note! The standard DVD skimps on the features, only including a commentary track and a behind-the-scenes featurette. The Blu-ray disc, however, contains a bevy of features, including the featurette “Julia’s Kitchen” that chronicles how the Smithsonian [...]

Julia Child on Late Night with David Letterman (1987)

Here's a video of a cooking segment with Julia Child on Late Night with David Letterman from 1987. When the electric burner doesn't work, she improvises and instead makes beef tartare. And then she breaks out the blowtorch. Sample exchange:
Letterman: Have you ever cooked something that just turned out awful? What do you do [...]

The Eat Me Daily Fall 2009 Non-Cookbook Preview

While fall truly belongs to the cookbooks, there's still a large selection on deck for the food lovers who are less than kitchen inclined. Along with anthologies from The New York Times (Eat, Memory) and The New Yorker (Secret Ingredients) finally arriving in paperback form, there are numerous reissues of old greats, doorstopper tomes perfect [...]

Julia Child Cooks Up a Batch of Primordial Soup [video]

Here's a charming video of Julia Child cooking up a batch of primordial soup that played in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's "Life in The Universe" gallery from 1976 until the gallery closed. By turning her kitchen into a "biochemical laboratory," she explains how simple ingredients produce amino acids, also known as the [...]

Julia Child's Cookbooks, Bestsellers Again

Julia & Julia may have gotten trounced by G.I. Joe almost three to one at the box office, but one side effect of the film and its media frenzy is a massive renewed interest in cookbooks by Julia Child. Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1 (buy at Amazon) is currently Amazon's overall [...]

Newsweek Profiles Sandra Lee, Calls Her "The Anti-Julia"

Newsweek, keyed into the Julia Child buzz, runs a pretty astounding profile of Sandra Lee, calling her "The Anti-Julia."
"She was a pioneer with the first television cooking show and I'm honored that people are saying I am a 'daughter' of Julia's," Lee says, taking it as a form of endorsement, when it really was meant [...]

Julie & Julia Review Wrapup [metacriticsm]

Well, the reviews are in: The general consensus, as expected: Meryl Streep is great, the Julia Child half is great, the Julie Powell half: not so much. Overall, it's not tracking well: As of this writing, it has a 64% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a score of 60 on Metacritic. On with the [...]

Julie & Julia's Real Star: Mastering The Art of French Cooking

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The conversation surrounding the release of Julie & Julia has fluttered around plenty of topics: this is a movie about old media versus new; this is a movie about women being strong in the kitchen; this is a movie about the transformative power of cooking; this is a movie about Julia [...]

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