Ciao, I am Giulia Scarpaleggia, a Tuscan born and bred food writer, cookbook author, podcaster, and cooking class instructor. I am a proud home cook. I started this blog in 2009 to collect family recipes and stories.
I work with my husband Tommaso Galli. He joined the team in 2015 when he moved in from Florence. He now loves the country life as much as he loves my food. He is the photographer and the tech guy, besides being the head tester. Juls’ Kitchen is our family project.
If you like traditional, seasonal food, the Tuscan countryside and a genuine approach to life, you’re in the right place!
The Juls’ Kitchen blog is an archive of free recipes: more than 700 delicious, Italian, Tuscan, and seasonal recipes shared over more than a decade. You can find all the info for cooking classes, along with foodie guides to our favourite areas of Tuscany, and beyond. You can subscribe to our newsletter, Letters from Tuscany, where most of our writing and recipes will live from now on. And then there is Cucina Povera, our sixth book that celebrates the best of the Italian resourceful, thrifty and inventive cooking tradition.
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Letters from Tuscany is our own independent publication. This newsletter is where most of our writing and recipes will live from now on. Letters from Tuscany is an anchor to Italy, to the Italian table and our loud conviviality, the voice of a friend in the kitchen.
“First we eat, then we do everything else.” - M.F.K. Fisher