Food writer Julie Powell, best known for her memoir Julie & Julia which was later adapted into a film, was been confirmed dead by her publisher. According to The New York Times, Julie was at her Olivebridge home located in upstate New York at the time of her death. She was 49. Has her cause of death been revealed? And, what else is known about the late food writer? Keep reading for the details.
Food writer Julie Powell dead: Cause of death revealed
Judy Clain, editor in chief of Little, Brown and Company, issued a statement regarding Julie Powell’s death to NBC News. Judy noted that the late food writer would be remembered always for her dazzling brilliance. The statement continued:
We mourn her loss with her husband Eric and her family. We are sending our deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Julie, whether personally or through the deep connections she forged with readers of her memoirs. She was a brilliant writer and a daring, original person and she will not be forgotten.
Speaking to The New York Times, Julie Powell’s husband Eric confirms her cause of death was cardiac arrest.
A look at her rise to fame
Approaching the age of 30, Julie Powell made the decision to take a stab at the recipes in her mother’s copy of Julia Child’s recipe book from her small kitchen in New York. In 2005, the food writer released her memoir titled, “Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously.” The memoir was based on a cluster of her blog posts chronicling the yearlong journey she took attempting all 524 of Julia Child’s recipes found in “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” Her memoir was a bestselling hit and was later adapted into a film titled “Julie & Julia” starring Meryl Streep.
Sad news. Here’s our obit on Julie Powell, who changed food writing forever. https://t.co/59IgPtKLzy
— Kim Severson (@kimseverson) November 1, 2022
After making a name for herself in the literary world, Julie Powell did make several appearances on the Food Network as a guest star on shows such as Iron Chef America and The Martha Stewart Show.
Julie Powell is survived by her brothers, her parents, and her husband Eric.
Rest in peace, Julie Powell.
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