Cherries in a cup

About Julie A. Cockburn

Authentic recipes from real kitchens around the globe

Hi there! My name is Julie, and Taste Of The Place is where I share my love of all things international food and culinary travel.

Julie Cockburn with the Taste Of The Place cookbook

The idea for Taste Of The Place started one magical evening on the Oregon Coast. Enjoying a meal I had prepared with local seafood and a beautiful Oregon wine, I realized that every meal has the potential to tell the story of a place. Inspired by this realization, I decided to combine my love of food, with my interest in culture and travel, to create this site.

Taste Of The Place is always growing and changing, but you can expect to find lots of international and regional recipes, cultural insights, and culinary travel tidbits. Above all, here at Taste Of The Place, my mission is to help you experience the world through food. I hope you’ll join me on the delicious journey!

A few fun facts about me…

I am a Pacific Northwest girl at heart and currently live in the beautiful community of Wenatchee, Washington.

Once upon a time, I was a yoga teacher, and even briefly had my own yoga TV show.

I love trail running. It makes me feel free as I explore gorgeous wilderness areas with just the power of my own two feet.

I grew up playing the piano, and can remember knowing how to read music before I could read words – but I’m still petrified of performing for people. (I’m working on it though! One day I will perform confidently! 😉 )

My hair is naturally curly – and I love it!

My major in college was Russian language and literature, and I lived in Russia for 9 months during college.

Even though I am an introvert, I thrive in front of the camera and have worked from time to time as a professional on-camera spokesperson and actress.

If you couldn’t guess by now, I love food with an interesting history, and really enjoy sharing it with other people.