Julie & Julia began when Powell was nearing 30 years old and working at an unfulfilling secretarial job. She resolved to cook all 524 recipes from Julia Child’s legendary Master the Art of French Cooking in just one year, and chronicled the journey in a personal blog. After she gained a vast online following, she eventually developed her blog into the book, which was published in 2005.
The memoir was adapted into a 2009 feature film starting Amy Adams and Meryl Streep, sharing her story with an even larger audience. The film went on to be honored with numerous award nominations and wins, including an Academy Award nomination for Meryl Streep. Powell’s second memoir, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession, was published in 2009.
In addition to her books and blog, Powell’s writing has appeared in many periodicals, including The New York Times, House Beautiful, Food & Wine and Bon Appétit.
About The Amsterdam at Harborside
The Amsterdam at Harborside, located at 300 E. Overlook in Port Washington, New York, is the first and only life care retirement community in Nassau County. The Amsterdam provides active, independent seniors with maintenance-
The Amsterdam at Harborside is sponsored by Amsterdam House Continuing Care Retirement Community, Inc. (AHCCRC). More information about The Amsterdam is available by calling (800) 365-0665 or by visiting TheAmsterdamAtHarborside.com.