Image by Jessica Fiorillo

Image by Jessica Fiorillo

Hi, I'm Julia. 

I have always loved food. Always. The simple act of preparing a meal and serving it to the ones I love feeds my soul. Gathering around the table with friends and family fills my heart. 

I started this blog in 2011, when I was teaching elementary school and had not yet pursued food professionally. I found that sharing my recipes gave me the same sort of fulfillment as sharing my food. If I couldn't prepare an actual meal for friends and family from afar, I could at least share my recipes with them. This space became the table we gathered around. 

Since then, I have pursued food professionally - starting at Martha Stewart working for Chef Emeril Lagasse before leaving to receive a professional culinary degree from the International Culinary Center in NYC. Since then, I have worked as a freelance chef and recipe writer for brands including Saveur Magazine, The Cooking Channel, and most recently, Sunday Suppers. 

Whether cooking or writing, working with food is a dream realized for me. I hope you enjoy my recipes as much as I enjoy sharing them with you.