Julie Powell, a well-known food writer who cooked more than 500 of Julia Child’s recipes over the course of a year The story of author Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams) is based on a true incident when she used Julia Child’s renowned cookbook, “Mastering The Art Of French Cooking,” and chronicled her attempts at each recipe in a daily blog.
Cause of Death
Julie has passed away at 49 years old She passed away on October 26 at their home in Olivebridge, upstate New York, from a cardiac arrest brought on by a heart arrhythmia, her husband, Eric Powell, confirmed to the New York Times.
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Career of Julie Powell
Powell gained notoriety in 2002 when, as she approached her 30th birthday, she set out on a year-long quest to recreate all 524 recipes from her mother’s copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1, a 1961 classic by Julia Child, a TV chef and the doyenne of French cuisine in the US. Powell described herself as “a secretary who lives with her husband, three cats, and a python above a diner on a barren street in Long Island
Powell, a self-taught cook, chronicled her struggles in the kitchen on the well-liked, witty, and humorous food blog Julie/Julia Project in Salon.com. In the Nora Ephron film Julie & Julia from 2009, Amy Adams portrayed Julie Powell and Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child.
In the Nora Ephron film Julie & Julia from 2009, Amy Adams portrayed Julie Powell and Meryl Streep portrayed Julia Child. Image: Food editor, TCD/Prod.DB/Alamy Her writing was so new, spirited, and sometimes crude! It was so gloriously unmoored to any tradition, according to Amanda Hesser, who wrote about Powell’s project in the New York Times in 2003. Julie was the first recognizable voice of the new school, and the internet democratized food writing.
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The best-selling Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen was adapted from Powell’s blog in 2005; the paperback edition’s subtitle was “My Year of Cooking Dangerously.”
Julie & Julia, a 2009 movie starring Amy Adams as Powell and Meryl Streep as Julia Child, was inspired by her memoir. It was the final movie Nora Ephron, who passed away in 2012, wrote and directed. Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession, Powell’s second book, which examined her marriage, was released in 2009.
Julie & Julia became an instant classic, and it is with gratitude for her unique voice that we will now remember Julie’s dazzling brilliance and originality, wrote Powell’s publisher and editor-in-chief of Little, Brown and Co., Judy Clain.