#3 Culinary Comedy: Julie and Julia (2009)

Julia Child wrote an incredible cookbook for the Americans to master the art of French cuisine, but I afraid I could not find a book like this that can cause such influence to Hong Kong society. We do have celebrity cooks, but I think it is rather difficult to follow the procedures on television within seconds than reading step by step from the book (biased opinion).

Lisa Yam, or Mrs Fong, a well-known celebrity cook in Hong Kong in 1980s to 2000s. (Youtube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHJNnSK-WKY )

The popularity of Yam backed in the 20th century of Hong Kong made me remember of Julie and Julia, a movie that based on two novels, both a memoir about cooking.

Meryl Streep and Amy Adams as Julia Child and Julie Powell respectively. (Source: Web)

Meryl Streep did a great portrayal on Child, a confident, energetic and one delightful brave woman, who learned classic French dining in Le Cordon Bleu, and is not worse than other men in the same class. While, Julie Powell, played by Amy Adams, followed Child’s footsteps and use one year to try all the recipes in her book.

Although in real life Julia Child did not favour the act of what Julie did and think that it is a gimmick, yet in the film Amy Adams showed Powell’s passion towards French cuisine, and she even boned the duck!

When Julie wrote a blog herself about something, it makes me want to do the same thing…not want to be famous, but try to do something that I can persist on…

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