Julia Turshen

in conversation with Pati Jinich

RECORDED Sunday, March 14, 2021

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Julia Turshen’s Simply Julia: 110 Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food is her first collection of recipes featuring a healthier take on the simple, satisfying comfort food for which she’s known.

Julia is the bestselling cookbook author of Small Victories, named a Best Cookbook by the New York Times and NPR, Feed the Resistance, Eater’s Book of the Year, 2017, and Now & Again, named the Best Cookbook of 2018 by Amazon. She hosts the IACP-nominated podcast “Keep Calm and Cook On” and has written for The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalVogueBon AppétitFood & Wine, and Saveur. She is the founder of Equity At The Table, an inclusive digital directory of women and non-binary individuals in food. Julia lives in the Hudson Valley with her wife and pets.

Pati Jinich is the host of the popular PBS TV series, Pati’s Mexican Table. She is also the author of MEXICAN TODAY: New and Rediscovered Recipes for Contemporary Kitchens and Pati’s Mexican Table; the resident chef of the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC; and busy mother of three.

Pati is known for making Mexican food that is both irresistible and accessible. Born and raised in Mexico City in a family of accomplished cooks, many of Pati’s go-to dishes are adaptations of the food that nurtured her while growing up.

“Julia is the dinner guest who warmly and disarmingly asks the questions that just get to the heart of a matter. Her cooking and approach to food is just the same: warm, thoughtful, deeply comforting, and an invitation to simply be who we are.” 

– Joy Wilson