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Apr 14, 2009 04:21 PM

Great Pic of Meryl Streep as Julia Child, and story on movie

This is some photo:

And the story from USA Today about the movie and how Streep "inhabited" Julia Child:

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  1. Aha!
    A reason to go to the movies this summer.
    Now which JC foods should we make because popcorn would be so wrong.

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    1. re: shallots

      You could always bring your own truffle salt!

      1. re: shallots

        Popcorn would not be wrong at all! Julia LOVED popcorn at the movies.

        (She also loved In and Out Burgers.)

        Despite her fame for bringing French food to Americans, she was a real American Girl.

      2. Some photo indeed! I haven't actually gone to a movie theater to see something in a couple of years. This will change that!

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        1. re: kattyeyes

          What to heck is she holding? It doesn't look at all like a chicken, wings are way too big for these days. Not a duck, shaped wrong. Is it a wild turkey? Goose?
          Does anybody know? Those wings are way too big to be a chicken, or domestic turkey ( I think)

          1. re: EWSflash

            Oh, man, you're right. I hadn't looked so closely at the bird, but look how immense it is in comparison to the smaller chickens on the counter. It must be the King of All Turkeys!!!

            It's kind of sad the way the rest of the chickens are sitting on the counter. It totally reminds me of one day at my uncle's restaurant when someone had too much time on her hands (it wasn't me!) and sat all the chickens in a line with their wings around each other as if they were in a chorus line! A missed Kodak moment opportunity for sure. ;)

            1. re: EWSflash

              Didn't Julia do an FC episode where she showed the difference in various chicken sizes? Ahhh, yet she did:

              "Presenting.......the CHICKEN SISTERS! Miss Broiler, Miss Fryer, Miss Roaster, Miss Caponette, Miss Stewer, and Old Madame Hen!" God, I love this woman. :-)

              And Miss Caponette in that video looks *almost* as big as what Meryl Streep is holding.

              1. re: LindaWhit

                Hysterical--a PEEP of chickens!!! Who knew? Thanks for posting, LW. :)

                1. re: LindaWhit

                  I remember that episode, and loved it. Many years ago, I once bought a chicken from my local butcher that was enormous - the cost was almost $25 and I thought it must have been a turkey in disguise!

                1. I just loved that book. Julie was so funny and engaging. Julia Child herself didn't have much to do with the book -- just her recipes. It will be interesting to see how the movie is.

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                  1. re: LJBTampa

                    I enjoyed the blog lots more than the book, though she is a good writer. It's still up.

                      1. re: NYchowcook

                        I couldn't finish the book. But I couldn't finish Eat, Pray, Love either, and most people love that book. However, I am interested in seeing the movie because I think Meryl Streep will do a great job as Julia Child. She's an incredible actor.

                        I just noticed that Stanley Tucci is Paul!! Love the moustache in the photo!

                        1. re: always_eating

                          Did you read the blog? It was really fun.

                          1. re: MMRuth

                            Yes, I read the blog. I liked it a lot. That is why I tried reading the book too.

                            1. re: always_eating

                              I have no idea who you are, but in name alone, are you best friends with alwayscooking? ;) Sorry, I just noticed your name and couldn't resist.

                              I do agree with you--Meryl Streep is incredible and will absolutely BE Julia in this movie.

                          2. re: always_eating

                            There was a slow section of the book that was a slog to get through; after that, though, it picked up and was pretty touching by the end.

                            1. re: always_eating

                              I finished the book but didn't like it and would bet that that marriage wouldn't last. I couldn't ge through Eat, Pray, Love. I can't get into self-absorbed women whining about their lives.

                              1. re: chowser

                                I got through the Eat and Pray sections, and then lost interest at Love (?!)

                                I think women writing with a sense of humor are wonderful. Think: Heartburn. As I wrote, Julie Powell's blog IMHO was better than the book. Though she's doing a great job writing for the NY Times!

                                1. re: NYchowcook

                                  I've heard that many good blog writers are not as good book writers. I haven't read waiterrant's book but heard the same thing about his book compared to his blog, which I used to read years ago. I thought Julie sounded whiney in her book. I couldn't even get through the Eat part and I'm taking Italian and love reading about it.

                                  1. re: NYchowcook

                                    I wonder how much of the movie is actually about Julie's book? My guess would be that it was a way to tie Julia Child's life and story to a generation that scarcely knew her.

                                    But I could be wrong.

                              2. re: NYchowcook

                                Thanks for posting the link. It's difficult to navigate the blog so as to read it in order. I don't have the patience.

                                1. re: NYchowcook

                                  Thank you so much for posting the link to the blog!