The Creator Of  The Blog Julie & Julia, Julie Powell, Passed Away At The Age Of 49

Amy Adams as a food blogger who attempted to prepare more than 500 Julia Child recipes in a year in the movie based on her memoir. Julie Powell, a well-known food blogger whose book Julie & Julia, about cooking, served as the basis for a Meryl Streep-starring movie, has passed away at the age of 49.

She passed away on October 26 at their home in Olivebridge, upstate New York, from a cardiac arrest brought on by a heart arrhythmia, her husband, Eric Powell, revealed to the New York Times.

In 2002, as Powell approached her 30th birthday and described herself as “a secretary who lives with her husband, three cats, and a python above a diner on a barren street in Long Island City,” she set out on a year-long quest to recreate all 524 of the recipes from her mother’s copy of Julia Child’s 1961 classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1. Child was a TV chef and the doyenne of French cuisine in the US.

Powell’s popular, funny, and self-deprecating culinary blog Julie/Julia Project on Salon.com served as a platform for her kitchen struggles as an untrained cook.

What Her Fans Have To Say

After Powell’s passing, food editor Amanda Hesser remarked in an email that Powell’s writing was “so fresh, vibrant – often crude! – and so wonderfully unmoored to any precedent.” Powell had written about her initiative for the New York Times in 2003. Julie was the first recognisable voice of the new school, and the internet democratised food writing.

She Leaves Behind Her Spouse, Brother, And Parents

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