L’autrice Julie Powell, nota per il suo blog di cucina “The Julie/Julia Project”, è morta il 26 ottobre all’età di 49 anni, secondo il suo necrologio sul New York Times. Il suo blog di cucina è stato la base per il film del 2009 “Julie & Julia” con Amy Adams nei panni di Powell e Meryl Streep nei panni della chef Julia Child. Come riportato da Decider, Powell ha iniziato il suo blog perché è stata ispirata a cucinare tutte le ricette presenti nel libro di cucina di Child “Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volume 1”.

The film adaptation of "Julie & Julia" was director Nora Ephron's final film prior to her death, Decider noted.

Julie Powell reportedly died at home

According to her obituary in The New York Times, Julie Powell's husband, Eric Powell, reports that the author died at home in Olivebridge, New York, of cardiac arrest on October 26, 2022. Per her obituary, as republished by Variety, Julie was born Julie Foster in Austin, Texas, and held a bachelor's degree from Amherst College. The author is survived by her husband, Eric, as well as by her parents and brother, per The New York Times.

Powell also had an active presence on Twitter, where she wrote from her verified account on October 25, 2022, the day prior to her death, "So I woke up with something that's literally Black Hairy Tongue. People, including my doctor, seem to think it's no big deal, and will go away soon, but it certainly is gross." According to the Mayo Clinic, black hairy tongue is harmless and painless and is caused by dead skin cells on the tongue.

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