Julie Powell, a celebrity food writer best known for paraphrasing Julia Child’s recipes, has died at the age of 49. Her husband Eric Powell confirmed that the author died on October 26 of cardiac arrest.
Powell has gained widespread recognition from her blog, the Project Julie / Julia, where she talks about the many successes and failures in her kitchen while trying different recipes from the kid’s cookbook. Read on to find out more about the blogger’s life and career.
Food author Julie Powell passes away at the age of 49
Powell died last Wednesday after suffering cardiac arrest at her home in Olivebridge, New York. Twenty years ago, in 2002, she started her journey as a food blogger on Salon.com with Julie / Julia project. The blog was later turned into a book called Julie and Julia: 365 days, 524 recipes, one small kitchen in the apartment in 2005.
In 2009, the book was released, along with Julia Child’s autobiography, my life inrancemade into a movie, Julie and JuliaStarring Meryl Streep as a child and Amy Adams as Powell. At the time, the author talked about her book in an interview and said, “I worked really hard on this book.”
“I tested and retested those recipes for eight years so everyone could cook them. And many, many people have them. I don’t understand how she could have problems with them. You shouldn’t be a cook so much,” she added.
Julie Powell published her second book in 2009
Powell’s second book, The Notch: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and ObsessionShe followed her life while working in a butcher shop and how her work affected her marriage. During the release of her book in 2009, she talked about how her way of writing sets her apart from others.
“Food bloggers, like all bloggers, are controversial. They say what they think and hate people,” Powell said, adding, “And that’s good and valuable. But it’s a wild west world, and people feel free to say things they’ve never heard in a civil conversation face to face. to face”.
Since the news of her tragic death broke, Powell’s friends and colleagues from the industry began paying homage to her. Chef Bim Techamoanvivit expressed his sadness and wrote, “So sad. She was so young.”
“I was a huge fan of her blog, and I am definitely old enough to remember when social media was more about being arrogant towards yourself than insulting others. RIP Julie added.
Author Benjamin Dreyer tweeted, “So sad to read this. Julie has been a longtime Twitter user, and I’ve always been happy to see her show up. Bye to her, very soon.”
Deb Perlman of the blog Smitten Kitchen expressed her shock and wrote: “I was shocked to learn this morning of the death of Julie Powell, the original food blogger. While cooking through Julia Child books, you made the child relevant to a new generation and wrote about cooking with a new tone and conversation, that’s her tone My real life which was a rarity at the time.”
Julie Powell is survived by her husband, parents, and brother. Our sincere condolences to her family.