We had the good fortune of connecting with JULIETTE HAEGGLUND and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi JULIETTE, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I discovered my passion for food a few years ago and decided to start a parallel career as an author, chef and food photographer. Starting my business gave me the opportunity to tap into my parallel career and grow and develop new skills. It also gave me a sense of independence and control over my life and future
What should our readers know about your business?
I am.a Cookbook Author, Chef and Food Photographer. I have written a Cookbook series ‘ World Cuisine – My Culinary Journey Around the World’. My cookbook features over 200 recipes from 20 countries in 5 continents. The dishes are a combination of traditional recipes with my own unique twist and my own creations inspired by places I have been to. My books also feature stories about the inspiration for the dishes or interesting facts about the country, giving it a uniquely personal touch. I also have a cooking school ‘The World in Juliette’s Kitchen’ where I share my passion for food with other people and create new and imaginative dishes. My new book ‘Raising a Healthy Eater – Quick and Easy Recipes for Babies, Toddlers and Kids’ is a cookbook for children’s recipes starting at age 6 months which contains healthy, delicious recipes for children using a wide range of ingredients and spices. It also features my son’s art and stories about my son.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My favorite to go spots are: Cafes – Common Bond, Cafeza, Tinyboxwoods Restaurants: Kirans – my favorite restaurant in Houston, Chef Kiran creates the most amazing recipes and has recently added pizza ovens to her restaurant, I had the best pizza ever there last week; Back Street Cafe – an oldie but goodie. Love the brunch; Brassiere 19 – love the brunch. Brunch pastry basket is amazing; Tiny Boxwoods- lovely atmosphere and great food Bars – Anvil, Marfreless, Tong Cut Sparrow – all quirky spots with great cocktails Other spots – Hermann park, Millers Oudoor Theatre, Houston Zoo, Museum Distrct, Theatre District, Buffalo Bayou, Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens,
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank Kathy Murphy for introducing me to her amazing ‘Pulpwood Queen’ World. I have learnt so much about being an author, met so many amazing friends and had so much fun along the way. I would also like to thank my wonderful family for always believing in me, encouraging me, for being my greatest fans and giving me so many great ideas, advice and counseling