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Thanks to its worldwide reputation and its constant evolution, Le Cordon Bleu has become a reference in the world of the culinary arts.

Julie & Julia

Le Cordon Bleu was proud to announce the French release of Julie & Julia on September 16, 2009 inspired by Julie Powell's novel.

The book, which was initially a blog, traces the story of Julie Powell, a secretary approaching her thirties who decides to take a sabbatical year to make 524 recipes in 365 days from Julia Child's book "Mastering the Art of French of Cooking". Julia Child became an American celebrity chef after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Paris in 1951.

Due to the success of the book, Julie & Julia is now a major motion picture (Columbia Pictures) produced by Nora Ephron, starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child, Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Stanley Tucci as Paul Child. Julia Child's original book, "Mastering the Art of French Cooking" published nearly 50 years ago, has returned to the best-seller list since the movie's release in the United States on August 7, 2009. The French version of the movie was released on September 16, 2009.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin-starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren) gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate into a heated battle between the two establishments until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine combine with his mysteriously-delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Madame Mallory cannot ignore. At first Madame Mallory's culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan's gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.

Le Cordon Bleu gives international aspiring culinary students the opportunity to turn their ambitions into reality. Our focus on mastering techniques gives students the confidence and knowledge to apply what they have learned to any style of cuisine. Our graduates receive a diploma that is acknowledged worldwide, a passport for life opening the doors to a successful career in a wide variety of fields including restaurants, hotel management, journalism, consulting and education.