Julie Powell, writer of “Julie & Julia,” dies at 49

Julie Powell, the meals author greatest identified for her hit memoir “Julie & Julia,” has died, her writer stated Tuesday. She was 49.

“‘Julie & Julia’ grew to become an immediate traditional and it’s with gratitude for her distinctive voice that we are going to now keep in mind Julie’s dazzling brilliance and originality,” Judy Clain, editor in chief of Little, Brown and Firm, stated in a press release to NBC Information.

“We mourn her loss together with her husband Eric and her household. We’re sending our deepest condolences to all who knew and liked Julie, whether or not personally or via the deep connections she solid with readers of her memoirs. She was an excellent author and a daring, unique particular person and she or he won’t be forgotten.”

Her husband, Eric Powell, advised the New York Instances the trigger was cardiac arrest.

Powell’s “Julie & Julia: My Yr of Cooking Dangerously,” launched in 2005 and primarily based on a sequence of her weblog posts, was a bestselling hit. It chronicled a yearlong journey through which she cooked all 524 recipes in Julia Kid’s traditional cookbook, “Mastering the Artwork of French Cooking.”

Almost 30 and dealing as a secretary on the time, Powell felt uninspired and determined to take her mom’s copy of Kid’s guide and try the recipes in her small New York Metropolis kitchen.

The guide was tailored into the favored 2009 film “Julie & Julia,” starring Meryl Streep as Julia Baby and Amy Adams as Powell. Directed by Nora Ephron, the movie weaves Powell’s cooking journey with Kid’s as they get their begins within the culinary world.

Since arriving on the literary scene, Powell made appearances on Meals Community’s “Iron Chef America” and “The Martha Stewart Present.” She’s written for the New York Instances, Bon Appétit and Meals and Wine and received the James Beard Award twice.

Powell was additionally offered with an honorary diploma from Le Cordon Blue in Paris, the varsity that Julia Baby attended in 1950.

Powell is survived by her husband, her brother and her mother and father.

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