Monday, Aug 31, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Jonathan Romney
The Independent (16 August 2009)

“Today, Streep is experiencing a career renaissance that is making her not merely one of Hollywood’s favourite names, but one with a Midas touch. Her latest film, Julie & Julia, in which she plays the kitchen guru Julia Child, has already taken more than $28.5m (£17m) since its US release two weeks ago, and has sent Child’s 1961 book Mastering the Art of French Cooking back to the top of bestseller lists, as well as triggering a boom in interest in French cuisine classes in the US. “


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