Julie Powell, famous blogger, known for her culinary memoirs Julie & Julia has died at the age of 49 of a heart attack.

Julie Powell

An international fame

Julie Powell, an American writer who rose to international fame with her blog and cookbook inspired by chef Julia Child’s 1960s best-selling French cuisine, has died of a heart attack aged 49, according to the New York Times on Tuesday. Julie Powell had launched in the early 2000s the challenge (baptized Julie / Julia) to make the many recipes of the American cook Julia Child, specialist in French gastronomy who died in 2004, published in her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking . With success: the work of this young creative writing graduate will be spotted by Little, Brown and Company editions.

Sex, blog and boeuf bourguignon

Across the Atlantic, in 2005 she published Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which was released in France in 2008 by Editions du Seuil under the title Julie et Julia : Sexe, blog et boeuf bourguignon. The success story did not stop there since this book by Julie Powell gave ideas to Nora Ephron. The director of Nuits Blanches à Seattle, You have a message or My Beloved Witch decided to adapt it to the screen, also drawing inspiration from My Life in France, the autobiography of Julia Child. This mixture gave birth to the film Julie and Julia released in 2009 in which Amy Adams played Julie Powell. For her performance as Julia Child, Meryl Streep received the Golden Globes for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 2010 and was nominated for the 2010 Oscars and BAFTA Awards.

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