Streep & Tucci on Julie & Julia

By Emily McKenna Posted July 20, 2009

The actors in the forthcoming movie Julie & Julia love food as much as their characters do. At a press junket over the weekend, Meryl Streep (Julia Child) called costar Stanley Tucci (Paul Child) “a great chef.” To prove her point, she told a story about inviting Tucci and his wife to a dinner party. Streep had prepared blanquette de veau (veal in white cream sauce), but when the guests arrived, the dish wasn’t ready yet. Almost immediately, Tucci was in the kitchen. Before long, “he’d taken complete control,” says Streep.

Tucci denied everything, smiled and would say only that they drank lots of wine.

Here, a few recipes inspired by the film, including a quiche published in the August issue of F&W:

Bacon-and-Leek Quiche

Sole Meunière

Boeuf Bourguignon

Chocolate Cream Pie


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