Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cuisine in the Cinema Part Two- Julie & Julia

From director to best boy and everything in between, there are alot of cooks in the kitchen (no pun intended!) when it comes to making a film. Another popular role is that of food stylist, a job extremely important on a film where cooking is the major activity. Such is the case of Julie & Julia.

The film's food stylist (and founding food editor for Martha Stewart) and cookbook author Susan Spungen worked with actresses Meryl Streep and Amy Adams on how to properly work in the kitchen as well as preparing some of Julia Child's complicated dishes for the film.

You can read more of this in my cover story on Meryl Streep/Julie & Julia for
American Airlines Celebrated Living magazine. Be sure to check out the website's companion article on movie recipes which feature some of Spungen's adaptations as well as dishes from Border Grill chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken and Thomas Keller of French Laundry.

As Julia would say, Bon Appetit!

Streep and Tucci on set as Mr. and Mrs. Childs

Amy Adams as blogtress Julie Powell with her idol Julia Childs

Photo Credits: Sony Pictures

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