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Julie and Julia -- movie version is a winner

On vacation last week, our family made a two-day sprint through New York City, where my daughter hoped to spot some of the glitterati. No luck the first day and a half. But as we prepared to check out of our hotel Thursday evening, we saw a galaxy of flashbulbs across the street at the Ziegfeld Theatre for the premier of Julie and Julia. Through the traffic and crowd, we could make out (I think) Amy Adams, shown here with co-star Meryl Streep, as well as attendees Martha Stewart and Barbara Walters.

The movie is an adaptation of Julie Powell's popular book in which she tries to "revitalize her marriage, restore her ambition, and save her soul by cooking all 524 recipes in Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I, in a period of 365 days" Sort of a kitchenette version of Eat, Pray, Love. Sounds like the movie is a success -- The Baltimore Sun's Michael Sragow gives it three stars and calls it "wacky, engaging entertainment." Maybe it will take its place with other worthy foodie adaptations, including personal favorites such as Chocolat and Like Water for Chocolate.

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