My name is Julie and I am the Texan New Yorker. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I lived there for 24 years until I moved to New York. I’ve been up here for 8 years, living in Newark, NJ, Long Island, and mostly Queens.
This blog is about my culinary journey from being a myopic, finicky eater with no food conscience, to transforming into a grown-up who loves cooking, food, adventurous eating, and cares deeply about where food comes from. This is my expression of my love for cooking and trying new things. In my mid-twenties, I made the conscious choice to learn how to cook and stop being a picky eater. I wanted to be healthier, and I wanted to eat vegetables. I bought some cookbooks, turned on Food Network, and just dove in headfirst. Not only did I discover that cooking is very achievable, I tapped into a passion I never knew I had. My culinary journey is very much about finding my own identity, maturing into a balanced, healthy woman, and finding the courage to be who I am. I will always love and cherish Texas cuisine and I make it often. But now I am much more adventurous in what I will cook and eat. New York, great melting pot that it is, has introduced me to so many different ethnic dishes and ingredients. I incorporate them into my kitchen often.
Thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate you taking this journey with me. I can promise you deliciousness, fun, creativity, and adventure.