I’m Julia, a cook, author and teacher. My work celebrates simple ingredients, seasonal produce and the joys of coming together at the table. My cooking is influenced by my Maltese upbringing and time spent living in Tuscany, where I first learned the joys of the Italian kitchen. I write for publications such as Country Style Magazine and feature on The Design Files, ABC Radio and Australian Gourmet Traveller.
My debut cookbook, Ostro, was released in 2017 and short-listed for the 2018 ABIA ‘Illustrated Book of the Year’ and Gourmet Traveller’s ‘Best Food Books for 2017.’ I’m working on a second book which is due for release in 2020.
Thanks for visiting!
INTERVIEWS AND PRESS
Habitus living - "Inside The Kitchen Of One of Australia's Favourite Food Bloggers"
Country Style Magazine. September. Holiday Hunter piece on Kyoto
2018 INTERNATIONAL GOURMAND Cookbook Awards - Shortlist
The Good Weekend - The Age. Saturday May 5. Cookbooks for Mother's day
Dish Magazine NZ. March. Interview and recipes
Indie Book Awards 2018 – Longlisted (Illustrated Non-Fiction)
InStyle Magazine – December Issue. 9 page extract from Ostro
Books of the year – Ostro curated by Pat Nourse. Australian Gourmet Traveller December 2017
The West Australian: Weekend West Magazine. Interview by Julia Hosking. 23/09/17
Woman's Day – Honey cake from Ostro. 18/09/2017
delicious. On Sunday in Stellar Mag (NSW, VIC & QLD). Ostro Review.
Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine – August. Flavours of the Med (8 Page preview of Ostro)