Julie & Julia, last summer’s must-see movie for foodies, is out on DVD just in time for the holidays. When I reviewed the movie for you in August, I declared it was “a thoughtful, entertaining, and often laugh-out-loud funny look at two women whose lives were changed by food, cooking and writing.” Meryl Streep is outstanding as Julia Child and Amy Adams does a great job of playing the modern day blogger inspired by Julia Child.
I enjoyed the film so much that early this fall when my family took a trip to Washington, D.C., I made sure to get to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History where Julia Child’s kitchen is housed. It was a treat to see her pots, pans, cookbooks and everything else that she had in her home.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, when you get a break from all of your holiday festivities, sit down and watch Julie & Julia. If you’re looking for a lot of special features to watch after the movie is done, you’ll have to watch it on Blu-ray.
Home Media Magazine reports that the DVD “includes only the commentary from writer/director Nora Ephron and a behind-the-scenes featurette, “Secret Ingredients: Creating Julie & Julia.” The Blu-ray includes other features such as “Julia’s Kitchen” that chronicles how the Smithsonian acquired Child’s kitchen and “Family and Friends Remember Julia Child.” The picture at the right is of the display at the Smithsonian of Julia Child's kitchen.
Target has an exclusive deluxe edition DVD of Julie & Julia that has a feature not on the regular DVD or Blu-ray. It contains a second disk called Julia Child’s Kitchen Wisdom and has interviews with celebrity chefs and clips from her televisions shows. I think that’s the version I’ll be picking up.