Get in on the Julie/Julia Action

So maybe I wasn’t invited to the special food bloggers’ screening of Julie & Julia. I’m not hurt. Really, I’m not. And maybe WTEB isn’t a “blog of the day” on Sony Pictures’ site for the movie. (Pardon me for a moment. I’ve, uh, got something in my eye. There, that’s better.) Whatever. I still want to see the movie, I’ll happily spend $12.50 thank you very much, and I still love Julia’s books. I also love my friend at Knopf, Julia’s publisher, who sent me the link to a rather nifty contest they’re running as part of the hoopla.

Be Like Julie: Cook From Julia is an intriguing way for us little people, the ones who don’t get invited to the fancy stuff, to join in the fun. And entering looks super-easy: All you have to do is throw a dinner party* inspired by Mastering the Art of French Cooking, then either blog about it and send Knopf the link, or just add photos to the Flickr pool Knopf has set up. (Complete rules are on the contest site.)

Oh. You’re wondering about the prize. It may not be as glamorous as a movie screening, but it’s still pretty darn great, especially if you’re into the whole Julie/Julia thing because of, y’know, the food: A complete set of Julia Child’s cookbooks, PLUS an enormous Le Creuset Dutch oven (that’s Big Blue, for those playing at home), PLUS a subscription to Bon App, PLUS some Bon App cookbooks. That don’t stink, right?

One more incentive to play: I’m pretty sure I’m disqualified because of my Random House connections. Plus, I’ve got too much Le Creuset already (sacre bleu!), so I won’t be entering. There, now you’ve got a chance to win. You’re welcome.

*I’m no legal expert, but I’m pretty sure “throw a dinner party” could mean “make a really nice dinner for your family, with the good dishes & pretty accouterments.”

6 responses to “Get in on the Julie/Julia Action”

  1. A Little Gnocchi

    How dare they not include you! My favorite food blogger.

    So, I don't have the book. Could we do a virtual dinner party with multiple people involved? Tell me more about the book.

  2. A Little Gnocchi

    I mean other than the basic classic cook book stuff. Must check out when the competition ends. Maybe I can have it sent to my mum's and pick it up when we're in Ireland.

  3. Leah

    I'm currently reading Julie & Julia!

  4. debbie koenig

    Gnocchi, it ends mid-August. I'm not sure if you're eligible, though: are you a legal resident of the US these days?

    Leah, what do you think of it? Don't tell anybody, but I still haven't read it.

  5. cindaking

    Hmmm. I'm not having a dinner party, but I do have 30 or so friends joining me for dinner at the only "legit" French restaurant in my city and then we are all going to see the movie together. Does that count?

  6. debbie koenig

    Cinda, I don't know! I assume there's some kind of contact info on Knopf's page–maybe you can ask them.

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