“When I was cooking from Julia’s cookbook, I had long imaginary conversations with her. It made me think that perhaps she would come to dinner, although I had never seen her.” Words by Nora Ephron, director and screenwriter Julie and Julia (2009), captures well the feelings of many American women who, in the 1960s/70s, were not only fascinated by books Mastering the art of French cuisineJulia Child (1912-2004), as they diligently followed the cooking show french chef, admiring the unique charm of his presentation. In this Efron film that weaves the story of an author/host and a New Yorker (Amy Adams) in a crisis of self-fulfillment, Meryl Streep gives us a glimpse of this woman’s picturesque side and her power of inspiration. , decades after appearing on television. The same presence now seen in JuliaHBO Max drama series detailing the famous cook and their role in a sexist society.
With the necessary distinctions, Julia Child is to the Americans what Maria de Lourdes Modesto is to the Portuguese public. And the (re)discovery of it also brings us back to a sort of “home-cooked” reference in the days of Uber Eats, as if the kitchen was suddenly filled with joy. Created by Daniel Goldfarb (producer Lovely Mrs Meisel), the eight-episode series begins in 1961, with Child enjoying the success of his cookbook and contemplating turning theory into practice with the idea of putting on his own cooking show. From thought to action, something accelerates the decision: she is in her 50s, menopausal, and the fact that she has not had children affects her perception of intimate life; therefore, it takes some time to tell her husband about the changes taking place in her body, preferring instead to devote herself to the “child”. french chef, series that would run for ten years (1963–1973).