Giulia Scarpaleggia

I am a Tuscan born and bred food writer, cookbook author, food photographer and cooking class instructor. I started from a deeply rooted passion for my food and heritage which turned into my blog, Juls’ Kitchen (, in 2009. Since then my work has appeared on Food52, The Simple Things,, The Huffington Post, Great British Chefs, Great Italian Chefs, Manfrotto Imagine and more, What women Cook, BBC Good Food, Corriere della Sera, The Epoch Times, etc. I teach Tuscan cooking classes, now also virtually, and maintain a blog, a newsletter and a podcast in English called Cooking with an Italian Accent. Furthermore, I also consult and work for food brands and magazines to develop recipes. I am not a trained chef, I learnt to cook from my grandmother and my mother, and, as a cookbook lover, from cookbooks. At the moment I'm working on my 6th cookbook that will be published by Artisan Books in 2022.

Special subjects

Tuscan cuisine and food culture, Regional Italian cuisine and food culture, everyday home cooking.

Languages spoken

Italian, English

Regular work

Cookbook author, Food writer and photographer, Recipe developer, Tuscan cooking class instructor

Advisory boards / Awards

Best food Culture Blog, Editors' Choice, 2019 Saveur Blog Awards

Commercial interests

Co-Owner of Juls' Kitchen cooking school, Host of Cooking with an Italian Accent

Giulia Scarpaleggia