Julie Biuso has a passion for food. You might say it's her life. She began her career at the Cordon Bleu School of Cookery in London and later became Principal of the franchised Cordon Bleu Cookery School in New Zealand. She went on to open her own cooking school, La Dolce Vita, but eventually shifted gears to pursue her writing career.
She has had a long and successful career in food journalism, and on radio and television including being a regular guest on breakfast television for 5 years and having her own television series on Italian cuisine. She is the author of 15 food books and one semi-autobiographical book and is currently Food Editor of Taste and Your Home & Garden magazines. Julie's latest book Julie Biuso At Home, published by New Holland, will be published in October 2013.
Julie has an impressive list of credits to her name, including five Gourmand World Cookbook awards, and a Montana Book Award and a Goodman Fielder Wattie Book Award. She has also been awarded the University of Canterbury Food Journalism Award and a Gold Ladle in the World Food Media Awards, and been elected the NZ Guild of Foodwriters' Food Feature Writer and the Montana Food & Wine Writer of the Year. Julie was made an Ambassador for the Le Cordon Bleu (NZ) in 2011.
Her love for good food shines through her work and her mission is to keep people cooking because she believes food is the glue that holds families together. She is a founding jury member of the international movement SLOW FOOD which upholds the principles of good food and wine, and is a member of the Slow Food on Film Food & Film Academy. She lives in Auckland, New Zealand, with her Italian husband and two children.
Food Editor More Magazine
Contributing Food Editor Cuisine Magazine
Food Editor ACP Magazines, various titles (NZ Home & Entertaining, Your Home & Garden, Woman’s Day, Taste)
Food Editor VIVA, Food, Wine & Lifestyle supplement, New Zealand Herald
Food Editor Saturday Seasonal Feature, New Zealand Herald
Television & Radio
Weekly presenter Breakfast Show, Television One, Television New Zealand
(one of New Zealand’s two national networks)
Cookbook reviewer ‘Cooking the Books with Julie Biuso’, National Radio,
Radio New Zealand
First cookbook, All This and More, published
Julie Biuso Cooks Italian published in conjunction with a 7 Part Television Series of the same name for TVNZ
Julie Biuso Cooks Vegetables, published by Hodder & Stoughton
The Joy of Good Food, published by Hodder Headline
Julie Biuso's Italian Cooking, published by CJ Publishing
Food and travel book The Long Italian Lunch published by Random House
Take A Vine-ripened Tomato published by New Holland (NZ)
FRESH, published by New Holland (NZ)
Dancing On My Table, Perspectives On Life and Food published by New Holland (NZ)
New Zealand consultant for NZ-Australian Readers Digest book Like Grandma Used To Make
Viva L'Italia, published by New Holland (NZ)
The Long Italian Lunch (European version) published by New Holland (UK)
Hot Nights Cool Days published by New Holland (NZ)
Sizzle Sensational Barbecue Food, published by New Holland (NZ)
Sizzle Sensational Barbecue Food, American version, published 2008
Julie Biuso At Home