Julia Watson

Julia Watson is an award-winning cookbook writer and blogger of "Tabled," a blog with recipes and curious facts about big food business.

Potatoes: Not Just Chipper Tubers

A short global history of the potato plus a recipe for an exceptional potato salad

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Georgia (the Republic) on My Mind

We cannot just worry about the Baltic states, we should also consider Georgia. A very timely tribute to Tbilisi and God’s “heavenly feast”.

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Are You Worth Your Salt? A Global Journey

Plus: A recipe for salt-baked fish and roots.

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We the People: An Important New Year’s Resolution

Increased consumption of ultra-processed foods is directly linked to increased greenhouse gas emissions.

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COP26, Glasgow — and Curry!

A recipe for a simple store-cupboard curry

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Butter: The Good Fat With a Long Global Heritage

Butter’s history, its troubled path to the present – plus a recipe for buttery shortbread.

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Anchovies – Hate Them? Love Them!

Plus: A recipe for Southeast Asian bumbu sauce

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Relishing the Radish

A cultural and culinary history, plus: A recipe for radish, parsley and goat’s cheese salad.

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Sayonara to Foie Gras

Why not focus our wrath against the mass-producers of cheap chickens before we attack niche-market foie gras?

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Crop Rotation, Increased Nutrients and Better Health

Eating locally grown, seasonal vegetables is the best health supplement.

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