‘Julie and Julia’ writer Julie Powell lifeless at 49

Julie Powell, the bestselling writer of “Julie & Julia” who famously documented her yearlong mission to cook dinner each recipe in Julia Little one’s ebook “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” died Oct. 26 at her dwelling in New York. She was 49.

The influential meals author’s husband, Eric Powell, confirmed her loss of life Tuesday to the New York Instances and stated the trigger was cardiac arrest.

Powell rose to prominence within the early 2000s when — unhappy together with her mundane 9-to-5 job within the Massive Apple — she resolved to organize all of the meals in Little one’s cookbook over the course of a yr. She wrote candidly and vividly about her journey via French delicacies in a weblog for Salon.com, which quickly amassed a whole lot of 1000’s of readers left rapt by her ambitiousness and relatability.

In 2005, Powell printed a ebook concerning the life-altering, whirlwind expertise titled “Julie & Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen,” which author and director Nora Ephron later tailored into an Oscar-nominated movie starring Meryl Streep as Little one and Amy Adams as Powell.