Julie Powell at KQED reading from her book Cleaving - A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession

Julie Powell visited KQED’s The Writers’ Block to record a reading from her latest book, Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat, and Obsession. She was open to participating in a video interview and shared her thoughts about the importance of transparency in the process of transforming animals into meat; how the fame she received from Julie and Julia affected her career path and personal life; revealed some themes for her next fiction novel and showed us her tattoo.

Julie Powell tattoo Loufoque which translates from French to English meaning wild and crazy
Julie Powell’s tattoo “Loufoque” which translates from French to English as “Crazy, Zany”

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Video by Emmanuel Hapsis & Wendy Goodfriend
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Julie Powell: Video Interview and “Cleaving” Reading 11 December,2009Wendy Goodfriend


Wendy Goodfriend

I am the Senior Interactive Producer for KQED Food. I have designed and produced food-related websites and blogs for KQED including Bay Area Bites; Check, Please! Bay Area;  Taste This; Jacques Pepin’s websites; Weir Cooking in the City and KQED Food. When I am not creating and managing food websites I am taking photos and video of Bay Area Life and designing online navigation systems. My professional education and training includes: clinical psychology, photography, commercial cooking, web design, information architecture and UX. You can find me engaged in social media on Twitter @bayareabites and on Facebook at Bay Area Bites. I can also be found photoblogging at look2remember.

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