Featured Foodies Interview with Chef Julie Michele

I’m starting a new section of this blog to showcase fellow food bloggers, writers, authors, and chefs! https://noshwithchefjulie.com/contact/ to get started!

I’m doing the first Featured Foodie post on myself so you can see how it will look. Plus I wanted to share more about myself with all of you!

Let us know a little about yourself and how we can connect with you via website, blog, books, and social media sites.

I’m a native to Colorado, I love hiking, anime, coffee, and watching too many cooking shows. My website is http://www.noshwithchefjulie.com You can also connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads all under @noshchefjulie. I have three books published on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B078PNHZB7

What is the name of your blog or book and how did you get started?

Nosh with Chef Julie. I got started after I graduated from Johnson and Wales University with a degree in culinary arts in 2016. I started this blog three years ago and I’ve used it as inspiration for my books.

What is your favorite food?

Strawberries!

What foods do you crave all the time?

Chips and cookies. Salty and sweet is my weakness like yogurt pretzels!

What is your favorite comfort food?

Spaghetti.

If you could learn how to make any food what would it be?

Korean food.

What is your favorite thing about being a blogger, writer, or author?

I love sharing my work and my passions for food on a daily basis.

What advice do you have for new writers just starting out?

Move beyond your fears and just write what is in your heart!

What do you like to do for fun?

I like to go on hikes, play video and table top games, watch anime, spend time with friends and family, and of course cook!

What helps you to stay motivated and keep writing?

Getting feedback from my readers and connecting with other writers and chefs. I’m very passionate about writing and cooking so this is my dream.

How do you attract new readers?

I engage people in all my social media sites, post weekly blog posts, and promote my books regularly.

What has influenced you the most as a writer?

Other writers and bloggers that have beautiful sites, books, and pictures. It’s all inspiring to me. Also reading other people’s work and learning from their examples and carving my own path has helped me discover who I am and what I want the most.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I’m a sucker for young adult fantasy books. Anything with a heroine, quests, dragons, vampires, magic I love it all!

What are you reading right now?

I just finished Bram Stoker’s Dracula and I’m looking into reading Ann Rice’s vampire books again.

What is something about yourself most people don’t know?

I took martial arts as a kid for 7 years.

What kind of music do you like to listen to?

I love pop music, electronica, new age, musicals, rock, metal, folk, country, classical, it just depends on my mood at the time.

If you could live in any book what would it be?

Alice in Wonderland or Eragon.

Who are your top three favorite authors?

Lewis Carrol, Mary Weber, and Christopher Paloini.

Do you have any blogs or books you can recommend?

Ah there are so many great bloggers and authors out there. I love the Joy of Cooking for my go to cookbook it has everything. For fellow bloggers I love the Minimalist Baker and Budget Bytes. And for chefs that inspire me are Chef Roy Choi and Christina Tossi.

If you could have super powers what would they be?

Elemental powers like Storm would be cool.

What is a typical day of writing look like for you?

I wake up make coffee and check my reports. I engage on my social sites and then work on writing my next book or blog post. I research fellow writers and bloggers for tips and advice to be the best writer and engage as much as I can with my readers.

What is your favorite movie that was based off a book?

The Hobbit.

What projects are you working on right now?

I just published my third book so I’m working on ideas for my next one and I’m always working on new recipes for this blog.

Any other information you would like to include to our readers?

I just wanted to thank all my readers and those that support me and my books. You all inspire me on a daily basis to be at my best!