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Million $ Idea

So, my last post gave me an idea that’s too late for me, but not for you, should you choose to pursue it.

Remember Julie and Julia? Based on Julie Powell’s book, this 2009 movie starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams showed Julie spending a year making each one of Julia Child’s recipes in her classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking. While cooking, Julia Powell blogged about her adventures and misadventures and got a book deal out of it. And then a movie.

You have one of those overstuffed recipe boxes I described in my last post? Or your mom’s, or your grandma’s? I think it would be funny to spend a year (or however long) making each one of those recipes, a la Julie. Like me, you probably have outdated or seemingly inedible items in your unmade repertoire. Somehow you’ve just never gotten around to baking the flaxseed brownies or assembling the fudge wreath decorated with candied cherries. (I did try that one. My family was amused.)

It’s too late for me. I just threw away all my weird recipes, carefully copied onto index cards decades ago. But not you. You’ve never cleaned out your recipe box. What’s in there? What strange ingredients lurk, things you’ve never dared to try? We’d love to know!

Get out those recipes. Make one a day. Blog about it. Get lots of readers. Turn it into a book. Make $1 million.

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