New York blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams) spends a year cooking and blogging her way through Julia Child's (Meryl Streep) "Mastering the Art of French Cooking". This meant that Julie had 365 days to cook 524 recipes from the classic cookbook that introduced the French cuisine to America documenting the process in her blog The Julie/Julia Project.
What I adore about Julie and Julia is the joie de vivre, the zest for life, the passion that infuses Julia! I'm so fed up with artists in film and literature portrayed as tormented, miserable, paying a price, victims of their past or current times, that it was refreshing with the description of Julia Child's creativity as a passion for life. A joy. Julia loves cooking, she loves her husband, she loves writing, she loves Paris and she loves life. First and foremost. Then she becomes famous. That's delicious, sublime! As Julia would say: Bon appétit!