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Julia Turshen has always loved two things: food and writing. This is no surprise given their tremendous success in food and Publishing industry. Turshen's impressive list of awards includes best-selling authors; serious food writer with words published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Fashion, Good Appetite, and more; Food Equity Advocate and Founder of Equity at the Table; and host the Keep calm and keep cooking Podcast. There is no denying that Turshen's passion lies not only in the kitchen, but also in bringing her love of food to the world around her. The New York Times has described her as someone "at the forefront of the new generation of authentic, accessible writers".
Turshen has worked on and co-authored over 10 cookbooks covering a variety of cuisines from Vietnamese dishes to bread from around the world. In 2016 she published her first solo cookbook. Small victories: recipes, advice + hundreds of ideas for triumphs in home cooking. This book was recognized by NPR and The New York Timesand huh second book, Feed the resistance was named the best cookbook by Eater in 2017. In 2018, Turshen's third book was named Amazon's Best Cookbook of the Year and an NPR Great Read. Now Turshen is publishing her fourth book, Just Juliaon March 2nd with a healthier perspective on the satisfying, yet simple, comfort food it is known for.
Before Turshen came out with her own book, however, she took on several private chef jobs and worked with a range of clients, from finance and Hollywood to one-off special occasions. Check out the latest episode of Second Life to Hear how those years of private cooking taught Turshen to understand what people really want from cooking, and how she would ultimately accomplish just that through her writing. Keep scrolling to discover all of their famous cookbooks and get their latest ones. Just Julia.