Food and Cooking is one the largest common denominators in our culture. We have adapted to an idolized dependence upon recipes as a way to record and share a favorite dish. In 1983, I stumbled upon a desire to find a way to communicate the magic of cooking. In other words, the essence of all cooking, and how to never be bored again. What a journey it has been. Julianaa’s Notes is a place for me to share that journey. A full life of food, love, children, friends, and thousands of students.
Few chefs wear the apron without some passion. Born a dancer into an artist’s family, my first costume was from Shaharazade, a camisole top with one sleeve and below my midriff was a billowing full circle and half skirt. The ingredient was emerald green chiffon with silver, sparkly, bindings – age 11. Twelve years later, after being healed by whole-food and dancing combined, over time I hatched four amazing people and used food as medicine daily. Even though I would sometimes be limited to one carrot, one onion and some rice and beans, people seemed to like my food.
I couldn’t support my large family […]