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Julie & Julia Blog of the Day

I want to cover a couple of things with this post. First of all, I was thrilled to be contacted a couple of weeks ago to see if I would be interested in having Dine & Dish be the blog of the day for July 1st on the Sony Pictures site for the movie Julie & Julia. Of course, I was thrilled to be a mini-part of what I can only assume is going to be a must see film for all of us in the food blogging community. Make sure to visit the movie site each day to see what other blogs were hand picked to be the Julie & Julia blog of the day!

For those of you who are not familiar with Julie & Julia, it is a movie based on a book based on a blog by Julie Powell. Julie decided one day when she was trying to find some great purpose in her life, to spend 365 days devoted to making each recipe out of the famed Julia Child cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1. Just as Julia Child paved the way for TV chefs today, Julie Powell paved the way for all of us food bloggers out here. Her blog was honestly one of the first times I had heard about the world of food blogging.

My friend Julie Lackey gave me the book Julie & Julia and I loved it and related so much to it! I can only imagine that I will be just as entertained by the movie (starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams).

Now, for the next part of this post. Being a mom of four kids makes it very difficult to get out to see movies at the theatre. A couple of years ago, some friends and I started a group called Chicks & Flicks.Chicks & Flicks is a mixed group of friends who get together about every 6 weeks to watch a movie in the theatre. We’ve seen “chick flicks” and we have watched movies our husbands would have enoyed as much, if not more, than us. If we were all to be there at one time, there would be about 15 of us in attendance. On most occassions, we have between 6-10 women. It is a great time, no pressure, no preparation needed kind of night. Our group was recently written about in our local Shawnee Magazine. To read about how you can start your own Chicks & Flicks movie group, check out the article. I shared a lot of great tips to getting your movie group started! I think it would be a great idea to have Julie & Julia be your first movie together. You can bet my group will be heading to the theatres on August 7th to check out Julie & Julia, the movie!

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  1. Kristen! That is awesome that Sony contacted you! I am so excited for this movie! I think bloggers everywhere will make it a hit!

    Teannas last blog post..TWD: Perfect Party Cake + 8

  2. How exciting! I’m looking forward to both the book and the movie–when I get a spare minute that is!

    Aimees last blog post..Summer Rolls and Newsy Bits

  3. I’m actually giving away a copy of the book on my blog this week! Seems timely, and I need to clean off my shelf before moving :)

    Adriennes last blog post..Grissini and a Giveaway!

  4. Pat Wogan says:

    Awesome! I am so proud of you!

  5. Many congrats! I’m so happy for you!

    Jens last blog post..hearty little devils

  6. What a great idea “Chicks & Flicks.”!
    Cook on being on the site!!

  7. Congrats! How exciting!! And I’m so lucky to have wonderful sisters, mom and sis in law – we usually get together for girls nights out – dinner and a movie with just the girls!

    Deborahs last blog post..Homemade Ice Pops

  8. Congrats on being featured on the J&J site! I am looking forward to seeing the movie… maybe I’ll get my own chicks & flicks group started with this movie! What a fun idea!

    patsyks last blog post..Cooking Light’s Banana-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  9. This is so great about your blog feature! Congrats!! I am so excited for this movie.

    Deannas last blog post..Sweet Cherry Pie

  10. Congratulations and how exciting. I’ve been looking forward to that movie too.

    Melissas last blog post..Oven Roasted BBQ Ribs

  11. My teen daughter and I see chick flicks together sometimes, I think this will be perfect. Thanks for letting us know about this, I hadn’t even heard of it yet. Fabulous!

    Amandas last blog post..TWD: Perfect Party Cake

  12. Wow, that’s great that Sony contacted you to be featured on their site! Congrats! I can’t wait for the movie to come out — I’ll definitely need to go see it with some of my other food blogger friends!

    Dessert Lovers last blog post..“Baked” Spicy Brownie and Brewers Blondie

  13. Congratulations on being featured! That’s so exciting :-)

  14. I’d never even heard of the book but it sounds so good that I’ve just gone and pre-ordered the new edition out in August and will definitely be going to see the movie, it looks great!

    Congratulations on being a featured blog, you deserve it :-D

  15. How exciting, Kristen! I’m so happy for you! I read that book when it first came out, and positively loved it. I want to read it again before I see the movie now.

    Susan from Food Bloggas last blog post..Four Amazing Potato Salad Recipes for Your Fourth of July Cookout

  16. I can’t wait to see the movie – although it will be a few years… I didn’t know there was a book – Maybe I’ll do that first.
    And the movie group – what a great idea!

    Katies last blog post..Turkey and Green Bean Pasta Salad; Be kind to your Behind

  17. I’ve just begun reading this book to finish it well before the movie releases!

    The Purple Foodies last blog post..Book Giveaway + Banana Nutella Crepes

  18. I love Julia Child and I can’t wait for this movie to come out. I know it is going to be great! Congrats on being chosen!

    Maras last blog post..Decorating Bag Holder

  19. I am really looking forward to this movie! Congrats!

    Cynthias last blog post..Cooking… In Someone else’s Kitchen

  20. Congratulations! That is exciting. I loved the book as well and can’t wait to see the movie.

    Cheris last blog post..Raspberry Lime Yogurt Tart


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