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A study in contrasts

May 15, 2010

Following up Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously with On a Dollar a Day: One Couple’s Unlikely Adventures in Eating in America is a very strange contrast. Both are foodie memoirs of a strange culinary stunt. Both started as blogs. I know that it would make a fascinating juxtaposition, to have Julie Powell in my head, redolent of butter and a decadent cooking legacy, while reading about two California teachers counting their rice and beans down to the last cent and seeing a tablespoon of peanut butter as a treat.

Many thanks to Allison McGeehon, who does PR for Hyperion and Voice, for sending me the latter to review.  I’m looking forward to reading it. I just think I may need to read something in between first, to clear my mental palate.  Afraid to go near the cookbook she sent, though I could do worse than cooking my way through Skinny Italian
By process of elimination, time to dive into the plausibly trashy novel. What fun!

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