Posted on November 2, 2022 at 7:36 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Pioneering food writer Julie Powell has died.

Powell was the author of Julie & Julia, which adapted her blog about attempting to re-create each recipe from Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1.

The book was later adapted into a movie starring Amy Adams as Powell and Meryl Streep as Child (and in another fun fact, it was the final movie for which Nora Ephron served as a writer and director).

The New York Times reports that Powell's husband confirmed that she died October 26 at age forty-nine.

Her obituary is full of enthusiasm for how Powell served as a transition from the voice-of-authority style of food writing into the everyman style we've come to know today.

You can read more about Powell's life and writing in the NY Times

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