Hey, I’m Julie. Know why I look so happy in this picture? I’m about to eat.
I’ve loved food – and found comfort in recipes – for as long as I can remember. My mom likes to tell this story about three year old me, who asked when I could cook for myself- she told me I could cook myself when I could read a recipe myself, and so I went off and learned how to read by reading cookbooks.
I’ve loved being in the kitchen ever since. Now I get to write about it, teach people how not to be afraid of it, and talk about it every week on the Calgary Eyeopener on CBC radio. I’ve always been interested in the culture of home food, what people make every day to feed themselves and each other. Over the years I’ve learned as much as I can from as many people as I can… I’ve taught classes for 20 years, worked in cheese shops, delis, bakeries, restaurants, I had a catering business and then a bakery, and have been writing cookbooks (11 of them now!) since my first came out in 2000. I write about food for the Globe and Mail and other local and national publications. And I’ve been sharing recipes here since January 2008, but still what I love most is being in the kitchen or at the table.
I’m so glad you’re here!