Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

Good Reads: Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously, by Julie Powell

Kimberly Houston | January 17, 2010

I’m not going to sugarcoat it:  I loved this book.  I guess I seldom write about things on this blog unless I like them, so that should be no surprise.  I read it inside four days back in August 2008, just after Julie and Julia, the movie it inspired, opened.  I’d read Julia Child’s book, [...]

Good Reads: My Life in France, by Julia Child

Kimberly Houston | December 4, 2009

I started reading My Life in France several weeks before the movie “Julie and Julia,” based partly on the book, was due to come out in August 2009.  I knew I was going to see the movie — couldn’t wait to see it, in fact — and I wanted to have a frame of reference [...]