Julia Selinger

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New York
Columbia University
Sourdough Cookery, New York Dining, Beer & Other Libations
  • Julia is part of a long-standing cooking club, the members of which enjoy challenging recipes like cassoulets and tagines, even if it means eating almost exclusively after 11 p.m.
  • Her sourdough starter was born circa 2016, which she named Dianne Yeast, after the beloved actress Dianne Wiest.
  • She is interested in the intersection of food and culture, and her essay on farce and consumption in the 1966 film "Daisies" was featured on RogerEbert.com.


Julia has been writing for the internet for over ten years, and her culture writing has appeared in IndieWire, Slant Magazine, Bright Wall/Dark Room, and Food Republic's sister site, Looper. She began experimenting in the kitchen with friends as a teenager, and that passion for food has persisted into adulthood. When she's not exploring bars and restaurants in New York, Julia enjoys baking bread, tending her vegetable garden, and brewing her own amari.


Julia received her B.A. from Columbia University, where she made the ill-advised decision to cook an entire lobster dinner in a basement dorm kitchen. She also studied culture, literature, and history in the American Studies department.
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