Meet Julie Powell of “Julie and Julia” in Tulsa

By on December 2, 2009

Julie Powell, the famous blogger, author and subject of the hit movie “Julie & Julia,” will sign and discuss her new book “Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession,” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 7, at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, 1304 N. Kenosha Ave, in Tulsa.


“It is incredible to have Julie Powell in Tulsa to discuss her interesting new book, which details challenges in her marriage and her decision to become a butcher’s apprentice,” said Jeff Martin, co-founder of Book Smart Tulsa. “We hope Tulsans will join us to meet this exceptional author and help raise food for the hungry this holiday season.” The event is sponsored by Book Smart Tulsa and is free to the public with admission of two non-perishable food items.

Prior to the book signing and lecture, Julie Powell will participate in a VIP three-course meal, prepared by James Shrader of Tulsa’s Palace Café, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The VIP dinner will feature Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon recipe, wine and an autographed copy of Powell’s new book. Those attending the VIP dinner also will receive front-row seating during the lecture.

Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession” goes on sale Dec. 1. The hardback and paperback books retail for $24.99 and will be on sale at the event.


About Julie Powell:

In 2002, Julie Powell embarked on an ambitious yearlong cooking and blogging expedition through all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” She detailed the experience in her critically acclaimed 2005 New York Times bestselling memoir, “Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously,” which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams in August 2009.

Powell has made appearances on national television shows from ABC’s “Good Morning America” and CBS’ “The Early Show” to “The Martha Stewart Show” and the Food Network’s “Iron Chef America.” Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including Bon Appétit, Food and Wine, Harper’s Bazaar, the New York Times, the Washington Post and more. She is a two-time James Beard Award winner, has been awarded an honorary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and was the first winner of the Overall Lulu Blooker Prize for Books.

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