Julie A. Cockburn
author of Taste Of The Place, authentic recipes from real kitchens around the globe
Julie A. Cockburn is the self-taught cook behind the blog Taste Of The Place and the author of the Taste Of The Place cookbook. She has a special affinity for interesting and authentic foods from around the world, cabernet franc from Washington’s Columbia Valley, and cups of strong black tea served with scones and clotted cream.
When not in the kitchen or writing a blog post, you can usually find her trail running in the hills near her home in Central Washington state.
About the Taste Of The Place cookbook
The Taste Of The Place cookbook is a delicious collection of tasty regional recipes shared by real women from real kitchens around the world, intriguing cultural tidbits, and drool-worthy photos that will tempt readers to embark on a culinary journey!
Here are a few highlights –
- Enjoy over 50 authentic, region recipes from real kitchens around the globe, each accompanied by beautiful, full-color photos.
- Each regional chapter explores what makes the food from that area so special.
- Gain personal insights into the culinary cultures of 13 different parts of the world.
- The areas of the world we will explore together – Argentina, China, Curaçao, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Romania, South Africa, Cornwall in the United Kingdom, The Midwest United States, and The Southwest United States.
Sample interview questions
What is the cookbook theme?
Taste Of The Place is an international cookbook featuring 13 different regions from around the world. Each chapter focuses on one region, with recipes and interesting culinary tidbits and stories contributed by a woman with roots in that area. The individual chapters are each crafted to make one complete meal, with appetizers and sides, an entree, and a dessert that is indicative of that area of the world.
What are the featured regions?
- Czech Republic
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- Midwest US
- Southwest US
How did you meet the contributors?
Over the last several years, I had the honor of volunteering for the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution, where I met each of the contributors. I was particularly drawn to each of them because they are amazing women who are passionate about sharing their culinary roots and inspiring individuals to learn to cook for themselves.
It’s an international cookbook. Does that mean the ingredients are hard to find?
While there are certainly some exotic ingredients featured in some of the recipes, I have provided explanations and substitutes for difficult to find items. I wanted to make sure the recipes were as accessible as possible.
When and where is the book available to purchase?
The book will be available starting June 26, 2018, with pre-ordering available in late May at TasteOfThePlace.com. After June 26th, it will be available both at TasteOfThePlace.com and on Amazon.
Have you traveled to all of the locations featured in the book?
I wish! I certainly hope to someday!
Where can people learn more about you and the Taste Of The Place cookbook?
The best place to learn more about me or the Taste Of The Place cookbook is on the website at TasteOfThePlace.com. I’m also on Instagram and Facebook at TasteOfThePlace and Pinterest as JulieACockburn.