Julie Powell: Food Writer Whose Popular Blog Led to a Best-Selling Book and Hit Movie

From a New York Times obit by Kim Severson and Julia Moskin headlined “Julie Powell, Food Writer Known for ‘Julie & Julia,’ Dies at 49”:

Julie Powell, the writer whose decision to spend a year cooking every recipe in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” led to the popular food blog, the Julie/Julia Project, a movie starring Meryl Streep and a new following for Mrs. Child in the final years of her life, died at her home in Olivebridge, in upstate New York.

Ms. Powell narrated her struggles in the kitchen in a funny, lacerating voice that struck a nerve with a rising generation of disaffected contemporaries.