Julie & Julia {Food 'n Flix Announcement}

I am SO excited about Food 'n Flix this month!  One, because I'm hosting.  And two, because the movie I've chosen is Julie & Julia, starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams.  Maybe you've heard of it.

I absolutely LOVE (and adore) this movie!

There are just so many elements in this movie that I identify with.

On one hand we have  Julia Child (played by Meryl Streep), who before she was THE Julia Child, was just an American expat living in Paris, immersing herself in the culture, learning the language, and mastering the art of French cooking.

And on the other hand we have Julie Powell (played by Amy Adams), a frustrated writer turned "pencil pushing bureaucrat", who turns her love of cooking into a highly successful food blog by cooking her way through Julia Child's masterpiece, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

But the real star of this movie is the food!  Fabulously rich and exquisite French food that I can't help but crave (and drool over) every time I watch this movie: Beef Bourguignonne, Artichokes in Hollandaise sauce, Chocolate Layer Cake, Raspberry Bavarian Cream, Bruschetta, and Apple Tarte Tatin, just to name a few.

Ooh. La. La!

So, who wants to try there hand at French cuisine and cook alongside me, Julie & Julia this month?

How to Participate:

1. Watch the chosen film (Julie & Julia). Taking inspiration from the film, head into the kitchen and cook or bake or make something.

2. Post about it on your blog with a link back to THIS post and a link to Food 'n Flix. Use of the logo is optional.

3. Your post must be current (during month of film). And of course we don't mind if your post is linked to other events...the more the merrier.

4. Have fun with it!

5. Email your entries to me at: leslielimon@lacocinadeleslie.com and include:

~Your name
~Your blog's name
~The name of your dish and the permalink to the specific post you're submitting
~Attach a photo of any size (or just give me permission to "pull" one from your post)
~Indicate "Food 'n Flix Submission" in the subject line

Deadline for submission is: Wednesday, November 28th (11:59 pm Eastern)
*watch for the roundup to be posted on November 30th!




  1. Yay! Looking forward to watching this movie again...great pick this month, chica - thanks for hosting :)

  2. I haven't participated in Food n' Flix yet, but have been thinking about joining in for a couple months now. I think I might just do this! Great pick.

  3. I would love it if you would join us for Food 'n Flix this month!!!

  4. Hi! I would love to partecipate, Julie&Julia movie is fantastic and I like to watch it over and over... I'll see which recipe it will inspire me!

  5. Love this movie! I may have to jump in again this month Leslie, and get out of my hole!

  6. Hi Leslie! I just sent you an email with the link to my post for the Food 'n Flix of this month, I forgot to give you permission to publish any picture you prefer!
    thank you!

  7. HI Leslie, I just sent you my link and played along this month. Good movie pick!