Meryl Streep Gets a Taste of Julia Child

I've actually seen the preview for Meryl Streep's new movie, Julie & Julia -- and it looks a lot cuter than I thought!

Meryl takes on the role of Julia Child -- and came away from the experience a changed woman. Not only did she pick up some useful cooking tips, but she picked up some poundage, too.

"I gained 15 pounds, I'm still trying to lose it," the actress extraordinaire told the August issue of Ladies' Home Journal. "It was worth it."

But, with the weight, came a brand new talent in the kitchen.

"Mostly what I learned has to do with equipment and how to use it right," Meryl said. "The other thing I learned was, and I've been cooking for hundreds of years, that if you have garlic and onions on your fingertips, if you dip your hands in salt and then rinse them in cool water, the smell goes right away."

Huh! Cooking tips from the Daily Blabber! Who knew?!

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