Keep Calm and Cook On with Julia Turshen

By Julia Turshen

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 Jan 17, 2019
Real, vulnerable, fun conversations on food and working in the food world.

 Dec 18, 2018
I appreciate Georgine's wise and sometimes humorous straight forward talk. Thank you for introducing her to us.


Julia Turshen speaks to some of the most interesting and community-minded people in and around food on every episode of Keep Calm and Cook On. The show thoughtfully explores varied themes such as volunteering, building mindful food businesses, writing about food, and community organizing. Each show ends with Julia's responses to listeners' questions about food and more.

Episode Date
Ep. 22: Don't Boil the Ocean with Kelly Fields
Kelly Fields, recently awarded 'Outstanding Pastry Chef' by the James Beard Foundation and owner of Willa Jean, talks to Julia about everything from New Orleans to mentorship, leadership, identity and queerness, dogs, fishing, chocolate chip cookies, and more.
May 21, 2019
Ep. 21: Vallery Lomas: It's Complicated
Vallery Lomas, winner of the 3rd season of the Great American Baking Show, talks to Julia about her preparation for the show, how she navigated when it didn't air, and what her life looks like now.
May 08, 2019
Ep. 20: It’s All About Timing with Mona Talbott and Kate Arding
Mona Talbott and Kate Arding, the two women behind the cheese and provisions shop Talbott & Arding in Hudson, New York, talk to Julia about their partnership.
May 02, 2019
Ep. 19: Cécile McLorin Salvant on Food, Music + Desire
Cécile McLorin Salvant, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist, talks to Julia about food, music, desire, and more.
Apr 25, 2019
Ep. 18: Elazar Sontag on Cooking, Writing + Anxiety
Elazar Sontag— a cookbook author, freelance writer, and editor at Serious Eats— talks to Julia about cooking, writing, anxiety, Guy Fieri, and more.
Apr 18, 2019
Ep. 17: Why You with Hali Bey Ramdene
Julia speaks with writer and editor Hali Bey Ramdene about her career and about the nuances of telling stories about food.
Apr 03, 2019
Ep: 16: Start Before You're Ready with Cecile Richards and Lauren Peterson
Cecile Richards, the former president of Planned Parenthood, and Lauren Peterson (who coauthored MAKE TROUBLE with Cecile) talk with Julia about everything from pie and hot sauce to the correlation between women's rights and food justice.
Mar 27, 2019
Ep. 15, Bonus: Cookbook Real Talk: An EATT Event
A live recording of the December 2018 Equity at the Table panel conversation about the ins and outs of making cookbooks.
Mar 19, 2019
Ep. 14, Bonus: Atlanta's Queer Women in Food
On this special bonus episode of Keep Calm and Cook On, Julia shares a recording of the final event from her Now & Again book tour. A panel conversation with Atlanta's most prominent queer women in food, it's a meaningful celebration of identity and community.
Mar 12, 2019
Ep. 13, Bonus: Behind the Scenes at Oxo
Becca Del Monte and Lua O’Brien, two of the women behind the products at Oxo, talk to Julia about their work and what goes into making so many of the tools we all use in our kitchens. The biggest takeaway? “You need to build to solve.”
Mar 07, 2019
Ep. 12: On Building Community with Liz Alpern
Liz Alpern joins Julia for a conversation about Liz's work bringing Queer Soup Night and The Gefilteria to life, about building community with intention, and about the intersection of their shared queer and Jewish identities.
Feb 27, 2019
Ep. 11: On Mentorship with Hawa Hassan and Beth Linskey
Hawa Hassan (of Basbaas, a line of Somali condiments) and Beth Linskey (formerly of Beth's Farm Kitchen) join Julia for a conversation about friendship and mentorship and how both can transcend age, race, and place.
Feb 20, 2019
Ep. 10: On Food as Conversation with Yasmin Khan
Award-winning cookbook author and former human rights campaigner Yasmin Khan sits down with Julia to talk about her new book, Zaitoun, and the logistics of a career transition, the importance of rest, the way food can be an entry point to conversation, and why we have to hold onto hope.
Feb 13, 2019
Ep. 9: On Being a Leader with Ashley Christensen
Ashley Christensen cares as much about people as she does about food. She sat down with Julia to talk about her career, her restaurants, her leadership and communication style, her commitment to community, and her support system.
Feb 07, 2019
Ep. 8: On Embracing Fear with The Rousseau Sisters
Jamaican sisters, cookbook authors, and restauranteurs Suzanne and Michelle Rousseau join Julia for a conversation about the spirit they bring to their work and the experiences that have informed how they approach life. It’s a conversation about learning to trust your own voice, to embrace fear, to be your own champion, and to just keep going.
Jan 30, 2019
Ep. 7: On Telling Women's Stories with Sara B. Franklin
Writer and teacher Sara B. Franklin joins Julia for a conversation centered on three women: Edna Lewis, Judith Jones, and Sara’s own mother. This episode is all about how critical it is to celebrate the older women in our lives, to name their challenges out loud, and to listen to them when they share their stories.
Jan 24, 2019
Ep. 6: Asha Gomez, On Her Own Terms
Asha Gomez, the chef and cookbook author, sits down with Julia for a conversation that casts a wide net and covers everything from switching gears to finding your own voice and using it.
Jan 18, 2019
Ep. 5: On Partnership with Jody Williams and Rita Sodi
Jody Williams and Rita Sodi, the women behind Buvette, I Sodi, and Via Carota, join Julia for a personal conversation about their partnership, both personal and professional.
Jan 09, 2019
Ep. 4: From the Ground Up: Sara Elise and Yemi Amu
Sara Elise, who runs the catering company Harvest & Revel and the creative brand Blind Seed, and Yemi Amu, the co-founder of Oko Farms and specialist in aquaponics, join Julia for a personal conversation about how to create your own path from the ground up.
Jan 03, 2019
Ep. 3: Mother-Daughter Reflections from Von Diaz and Yvonne Webb
Von Diaz, the author of Coconuts and Collards: Recipes and Stories from Puerto Rico to the Deep South, and her mother, Yvonne Webb join Julia for a personal conversation about the experience of creating the book and life after its publication. The takeaway? In Yvonne's words: "you can't change what you don't acknowledge."
Dec 18, 2018
Ep. 2: Real Talk with Samin Nosrat: A Conversation about Mental Health, Money & Poetry
Samin Nosrat is the award-winning, best-selling author of Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking. She and Julia have an open and honest talk about everything from mental health and therapy, to money, and even poetry.
Dec 11, 2018
Ep. 1: 90 Years of Wisdom: On Volunteering and Kindness with Georgine
Georgine Drewes is 90 years old and is a longtime volunteer at Angel Food East, an organization to cooks and delivers homemade meals to homebound clients. My wife Grace and I met her when we started volunteering there two years ago. Georgine and I spoke about how she got into volunteering, how others can, what it means to her, and the importance of kindness.
Dec 06, 2018
Welcome to Keep Calm and Cook On with Julia Turshen
Welcome to Keep Calm and Cook On, a new podcast from bestselling cookbook author Julia Turshen.
Nov 19, 2018