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Jul
25
2009

Saturday Book Notes & A Book & Apron GIVEAWAY!!!

Well, sort of book/movie notes & book & apron giveaway.  Is anyone else looking forward to seeing Julie & Julia???

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Oh I cannot wait!  I have two friends who want to go so I will see it at least twice and then I know I will have to see it with Husband!  It is about the LATE GREAT Julia Child and an author named Julie Powell and the intertwining of their lives. I read the book a couple of years ago simply because it was food related novel and I love those!  Now I am listening to the book on my ipod on my morning walk.  My favorite still from the upcoming movie:

mrandmrsCAnyone who takes food photos or provides food for food photos, or watches pictures being taken of food can’t help but appreciate this scene.  Stanley Tucci plays Mr. Child in the movie.  YAY!

Julia Child had a long love affair with food. Good food.  And I respect that.  And I expect to see a lot of aprons in this flick as well.  Gotta love a woman in an apron, right?

Oh I almost forgot!  In celebration of the opening of this movie I am giving away a copy of Julie Powell’s book Julie and Julia ~ my year of cooking dangerously. Oh…and yeah, an apron too.  Duh!  You didn’t think I could actually have a giveaway and NOT include and apron did you?  Fun huh?  How do you enter to win?  Well, leave me a comment telling me why you need a copy, a favorite Julia Child quip or quote if you have one and then consider yourself entered!  I will draw a name on Monday, August 9th.  Foregoing any unforeseen problems, I will have seen the movie by then.  At least once.  Man, I so don’t want to be disappointed!  You can see the trailer here. Just the scenes of the streets of New York and Paris are worth the price of the movie!

By the way, in amongst all my other projects, I am designing MY PERFECT APRON.  No, it will not be frilly, or cute (well maybe cute) but it will be what I consider PERFECTION in an apron.  Full coverage, straps that stay put, big enough to cover the sides of me so when I wipe my hands down the side of my hips (I can’t break myself of this habit), I won’t be wiping them on my clothes.  Pockets, oh yeah pockets!  And at least one loop for a dish towel.  Heavy enough so that when I step up to the sink and splatter myself with water or stand next to the stovetop tasting something and dribble it down my front, it will catch the spill and not let it soak thru to my clothes. There may be an apron similar to what I want out there, but I have yet to find it so…I will make it!  I have found ones that might do, if the dang straps would adjust without me pinning or sewing them shorter or folding the bib part where it will tie in the right place.  Not everyone is 5′6″ you know?  Therefore our torsos are a bit shorter.

So there you have it.  Happy Saturday EVERYONE!  And in the words of one of my heros….

BON APPETIT!

JJ_wallpaper_03_1024x768That’s a lot of onions!  And one pretty cute apron!!

Eat something good today!

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Kim

I can so relate to Julia Childs…being a late bloomer to my career but never giving up on myself. I have in recent years started sewing and love it. I would love to win your perfect apron! I’m also looking forward to seeing this movie next week

I’d love to win a copy of this book because I love anything related to cooking! And being a blogger as well so I’d love to read it. Thanks for a great giveaway!
God bless,
Amanda

Cindy

I would love to have this book. I haven’t read it yet and I almost picked it up in the store the other day. And really, who couldn’t use another apron!

I love Julia! What I love most is her encouragement to just get out there and try it. In our family we say that it is not rocket science, what is the worst that could happen?

Wow a cooking book. My daughter loves to cook and is getting married soon (I will lose my cook around here). I know she would love a copy of it. (I would too but I am willing to give it to her) But I think I will keep the apron.

Strangelove

I need this book for the pleasure of reading it.
What else do you need books for?

Ohh I hope I’m not late. I love Julia! I used to love to listen to her talk with the accent and love the food she would cook. I was in grade school too. I so want to see the movie, she is the original Queen of Cooking shows. And did you say an apron too! Double bonus:)

sandy

My favorite Julia Child quote: If you’re afraid of butter, just use cream!”
I loved watching Julia’s show and would love to win this book, I just finished all the Sookie Stackhouse novels and I need something new to read! Thanks for the giveaway.

Wow, what a great giveaway! I can’t wait to see this movie. Maybe my apron sisters will come with me and we can all wear our aprons! I would wear the one you giveaway for sure if I win it! I hope I win…I would love to read that book in my new apron.

Pam

I would love this book and the apron is way cool.

I would love to win because I can surprize my BF and read the book before we go see it at the movies. She always does that and she is reading The Time travel on right now. So this way I can be reading this one. I think its going to be a fun and exciting mocie. My BF has taught me the book is always better.
Thanks for the chance to win Kath’ at http://www.lilbitoldlilbitnew.com

I am so looking forward to this movie! I never thought about who would play her, but they nailed it with Meryl Streep. I have not read the book yet, so I would love a copy, and I always wear an apron in the kitchen. I’m 5′4″ so I get what you’re saying about finding the perfect apron. Thanks for the chance!

I am seeing this movie with my daughter this weekend. We are both very excited.

Tricia Z

Cooking has taught me so much about life, and life has taught me how to cook. I would love to read this story because from what I hear, the story of it is along the same lines! Thanks!

I am not a good cook at all and I think this book would help. Also, not being a good cook means I’m darn messy!!

I am so looking forward to seeing this movie, and I would love to read the book – while wearing an apron of course!

I would love to read this book. And I love to cook!
Thanks!

Maria D

Oh, I love both actresses!
I didn’t even know that there was a book associated with this movie!
I need to get to know it!
So, thanks a lot! :)

I can’t wait to see it either!!!

Suzanne

Susy

Oh, so nice! :)

39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

I need this because I really need to learn how to cook in a delightful way!

Thank you for entering me :)

I would love to read this book and an apron would be wonderful too! I can’t wait to see the movie :) Thanks again and have a wonderful day :)

Sharon

I have plans to see the movie next weekend. I can’t wait.

Why should I win? I love to bake, but when it comes to cooking, I am CLUELESS! And if I had this awesome book and a cute new apron, maybe my boyfriend and I will stop eating take-out all the time. :)

I can’t wait to see this movie! And as a book junkie, this would just make my day! : )

I’m excited about the movie and the aprons in it! I am a bit too young to really remember Julia, but from what I do remember she was a really neat lady!

Jacky

I really want to see this movie!! And I’d love to read the book…and I’m so messy in the kitchen, the apron’ll be great! =)

I would love to read this book! thanks for the giveaway! anne molino at hotmail dot com

I’d love to see the book, but I really NEED an apron.

Thanks for the giveaway.

I love to be in the kitchen, and love Julia’s attitude to be fearless in the kitchen, or as we say around here, “Just try it, what’s the worst that can happen?” And with 2 little ones a new apron is always appreciated!

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