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.