Julie Powell Obituary – Cause of Death: Food Blogger Known for ‘Julie & Julia,’ Julie Powell Dies at 49.
Julie Powell, the “Julie & Julia” author known for recreating all of Julia Child’s recipes, dies suddenly at the age of 49.
Powell died of cardiac arrest on October 26, 2022 at her home in Olivebridge, New York, her family announced.
Powell was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Amherst College in 1995 with a double major in theater and creative writing. She later married Eric Powell, an editor for the magazine Archaeology.
While working for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation in August 2002, Powell began the Julie/Julia Project, a blog chronicling her attempt to cook all the recipes in Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The blog quickly gained a large following, and Powell signed a book deal with Little, Brown and Company.
The resulting book, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, was published in 2005. The paperback edition was retitled Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.
The film Julie & Julia directed by Nora Ephron was released August 7, 2009. The film was based on both Julie Powell’s book and Julia Child’s autobiography My Life in France. Amy Adams starred as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as Julia Child. Julie’s husband, Eric, was portrayed by Chris Messina. Julia’s husband, Paul, was portrayed by Stanley Tucci.
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