“Julie and Julia” Writer in Phoenix

The famed author of “Julie and Julia”–which you may know as the book that sparked the hit movie of the same name starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams–will be making her first Valley appearance tomorrow at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Scottsdale. From 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., best-selling author, memoirist and blogger, Julie Powell, be at the Valley culinary school as the Le Cordon Bleu students and staff will prepare and serve a gourmet four-course meal with wine pairings. One of the four courses will be a dish from Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Powell will conduct an after-dinner discussion about the success of her blog, her inspiration for her year-long journey of cooking her way through all 524 recipes in Julia Child’s 1961 classic tome on French cuisine, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume I,” and how this was made into a movie. (In 2009. Le Cordon Bleu International President André J. Cointreau presented Julie Powell with an honorary Le Cordon Bleu diploma for her dedication and passion in her culinary pursuits.)

Powell will appear at this fundraising event for The Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation. The Camp Soaring Eagle Foundation provides camping programs to children with chronic and life threatening illnesses, completely free of charge to the campers and their families. Tickets for dinner and the Powell discussion are $100 per person and can be purchased at http://www.campsoaringeagle.org/.

The Mission of Camp Soaring Eagle
To partner with traditional health care agencies and non-traditional community resources in innovative ways that ensure that no sick child is ever without the opportunity to experience the healing power of camp. To give kids with serious illnesses and their families a chance to discover the healing power of laughter and the sheer joy of play that sickness has too long denied them by providing camping experiences filled with excitement, challenge and fun in a medically safe setting–free of charge.

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