Have you seen Nora Ephron’s film Julie and Julia? I absolutely love it! One critic called it (I’m paraphrasing) that it’s a proper old-fashioned film that shows that dreams do come true.
It’s based on a true story of Julie Powell who was so bored and unfulfilled working in a call centre in New York after the attacks on 9/11, that she decides to cook all the 524 Julia Child’s recipes from the book Mastering the art of French cooking (published in 1961) in 365 days in her teeny apartment kitchen.
This was no mean feat and she blogs very entertainingly about her attempts and the blog grew in popularity. A book was published in 2005 and the film (starring Meryl Streep) was released in 2009.
This week’s quote is from Julia. She was a an American chef, author and television personality.
“A party without cake is just a meeting”
As you know, if you’ve been reading my quotes of the week, that I love cake! So when I began The Social Media Cafe in 2017 I decided that cake would always feature. It’s not always a party (!) but cake makes everything better!