Susan Spungen is a cook, food stylist, recipe developer, and cookbook author of Open Kitchen: Inspired Recipes for Casual Gatherings.
From working as the first food editor at Martha Stewart Living to styling the food on Julie & Julia and It’s Complicated to writing cookbooks, Susan Spungen always has a lot on her plate. Her biggest project of late? She’s released her new cookbook Open Kitchen: Inspired Recipes for Casual Gatherings. Susan sat down with host Kerry Diamond to talk about her journey in the food world, the freelance life, and her beloved banana bread recipe. Plus, Jodi Liano, the founder of San Francisco Cooking School, tells us why she thinks SFCS Pastry Director Nicole Plue is the Bombe! Thank you to the Wines of Rioja for supporting this episode. 
This week, on Inside Julia’s Kitchen, host Todd Schulkin welcomes cookbook author, food stylist and professional recipe developer Susan Spungen. Todd and Susan discuss her new book, Open Kitchen, and the secrets to being a good host. Plus, Susan shares a very special Julia Moment.Inside Julia's Kitchen is powered by Simplecast.
How do you become an A-list food stylist? Susan Spungen, one of the most in-demand food stylists around, shares the details of her fascinating career. She was the founding Food Editor of Martha Stewart Living and co-authored Martha's Hors D’Oeuvres Handbook; she frequently contributes to Bon Appétit and Food & Wine; and she brought delicious dishes to life in the films Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated, and Eat, Pray, Love. Patrick Diamond, a member of the Surfrider NYC executive committee and the campaign lead for the Rise Above Plastics initiatives, calls in to talk about bag bans and ways to break your single-use plastic habit.
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Creator Details

Location
New York, New York, United States of America
Episode Count
3
Podcast Count
2
Total Airtime
2 hours, 20 minutes