It’s great news that Julie Powell, the woman who cooked everything in Julia Child’s legendary tome Mastering the Art of French Cooking in one year flat, cursing all the way, now has a book contract. It’s even better news that the contract is what she calls an “obscene” one. You can still read “The Julie/Julia Project” on line in the archives of Julie’s blog, even though she accomplished her mission earlier this month. I originally went to the site for the cooking but stayed–and stayed and stayed–for the writing. Julie is irreverent, irrepressible, and insightful about much more than just clafoutis and kidneys. Read her before her new publisher makes her pull the archives!
If it comes to that, of course, there’s always the unmatchable M.F.K. Fisher to help you bide the time.