Julie Powell, the meals author greatest recognized for her hit memoir “Julie & Julia,” has died, her writer stated Tuesday. She was 49.
“‘Julie & Julia’ turned an immediate basic and it’s with gratitude for her distinctive voice that we’ll now bear in mind Julie’s dazzling brilliance and originality,” Judy Clain, editor in chief of Little, Brown and Firm, stated in an announcement to NBC Information.
“We mourn her loss along 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 by means of the deep connections she cast with readers of her memoirs. She was an excellent author and a daring, unique particular person and he or she won’t be forgotten.”
Her husband, Eric Powell, advised the New York Occasions the trigger was cardiac arrest.
Powell’s “Julie & Julia: My 12 months of Cooking Dangerously,” launched in 2005 and based mostly on a collection of her weblog posts, was a bestselling hit. It chronicled a yearlong journey during which she cooked all 524 recipes in Julia Kid’s basic cookbook, “Mastering the Artwork of French Cooking.”
Practically 30 and dealing as a secretary on the time, Powell felt uninspired and determined to take her mom’s copy of Kid’s ebook and try the recipes in her small New York Metropolis kitchen.
The ebook 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 Occasions, Bon Appétit and Meals and Wine and gained the James Beard Award twice.
Powell was additionally introduced with an honorary diploma from Le Cordon Blue in Paris, the college that Julia Baby attended in 1950.
Powell is survived by her husband, her brother and her dad and mom.