Hi there! My name is Julie and I’m the writer/photographer/recipe developer behind Table for Two, a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel blog! Thanks for stopping by! Pull up a seat to the table and stay as long as you’d like :) At Table for Two, you’ll find my collection of recipes that I hope will inspire you to get in the kitchen and make a hearty and delicious meal — no matter how busy you are. I believe that you can always find time to make a homemade meal and I’m here to inspire you!
So, let’s be honest: I love food, and you probably do too if you’re here, right? Good!
My passion for food dates all the way back to childhood where instead of watching cartoons, my mom had on Julia Child or Yan Can Cook on PBS for me to watch. I was always constantly in the kitchen trying to help out and shadow my mom. She is a huge part of why I love food and everything about creating recipes. I believe that food brings people together and helps create long-lasting memories. There’s a reason why we all gather in the kitchen, go out to eat together, cook together — food is the common denominator!
I started this blog in 2011 because I needed a creative outlet from my full-time job. I’ve always been a really creative person (my background is in web development and design) and my full-time job wasn’t giving me any of that. I was becoming frustrated and creative folks like me need an outlet to flourish; so I used my web development and design skills to carve out this little space on the Internet. I honestly didn’t expect anything to come of this. It was mainly a personal food journal but has totally evolved into something more!
My cooking philosophy is simple, healthy, quick, and delicious. I make all our meals with that in mind. You’ll see that throughout the blog — a lot of my dishes come together with ease and are very approachable — even for weeknights! I tend to cook with weeknight meals in mind. No crazy ingredients that you’ll have to run to the store for, no long drawn out processes. Just quick and easy.
Next to food, my second passion in life is traveling. My husband, Jason and I love to travel together and we love to get immersed in each unique place’s culture and food scene. We believe that in order to fully understand the culture of some place, you have to eat your way through it and find out the stories behind it. You can check out our travels in the travel section of the blog.
We have a Pembroke Welsh Tri-Head Corgi named Winston who our furbaby and the joy in our lives. You can read more about him here.
If you have questions/comments/concerns or just want to chat, feel free drop me a line!
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Headshot photo by Creative Ideation