Julia Turshen on Creating Equity at the Table

Interview by Billy Shore

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

How can we make the culinary industry more inclusive and accessible? How can we work together to overcome gender and racial discrimination in the industry? These questions are important to best-selling cookbook author and food writer Julia Turshen. In this episode, Turshen shares her approach to cookbook writing and how she achieves her accessible style, including Simply Julia released in March 2020. She also shares the origins of her on-going initiative Equity at the Table, a digital directory that supports women of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people in the food industry.

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Julia Turshen

Julia Turshen

Author and Founder // Equity At The Table
Julia Turshen is the bestselling author of Now & Again, Feed the Resistance, and Small Victories. She hosts the IACP-nominated podcast called “Keep Calm and Cook On,” has co authored numerous cookbooks, and has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Vogue and more. She is the founder of Equity At The Table, an easy-to-navigate digital directory featuring only women/gender non-conforming individuals in/around the food industry.

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Equity At The Table

Equity At The Table (EATT) is an easy-to-navigate digital directory inspired by the aphorism that it’s better to “build a longer table, not a higher fence.” EATT features only women/gender non-conforming individuals in/around the food industry and focuses primarily on POC and the LGBTQ community. It is a practical and proactive response to the blatant gender and racial discrimination that plagues the food industry. EATT will always be free to join and free to use

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