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.

Episode Date
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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