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JULIE VS JULIA

Julia Child didn't like Julia Powell

In a few weeks, Nora Ephron's Julie and Julia will hit theaters and the foodies will flock to the movies. But WWJD (What Would Julia Do)? According to her editor, Judith Jones, she'd likely protest the film. Apparently, Julia Child was no fan of Julie Powell. “Flinging around four-letter words when cooking isn’t attractive, to me or Julia," said Jones. "She didn’t want to endorse [the book]. What came through on [Julie Powell's] blog was somebody who was [cooking] almost for the sake of a stunt. [Julie Powell] would never really describe the end results, how delicious it was, and what she learned. Julia didn’t like what she called ‘the flimsies.’ She didn’t suffer fools, if you know what I mean.”

July 21, 2009 2:17 PM