Hello and welcome!

I am Giulia Scarpaleggia, a Tuscan born and bred food writer, cookbook author, food photographer and cooking class instructor.

I started from a deeply rooted passion for my food and heritage which turned into my blog, Juls’ Kitchen (www.julskitchen.com), in 2009.

Since then my work has appeared on Food52, The Simple Things, JamieOliver.com, The Huffington Post, Great British Chefs, Great Italian Chefs, Manfrotto Imagine and more, What women Cook, BBC Good Food, Corriere della Sera, The Epoch Times, etc.

I teach Tuscan cooking classes, now also virtually, and maintain a blog, a newsletter (this one!), and a podcast in English called Cooking with an Italian Accent. Furthermore, I also consult and work for food brands and magazines to develop recipes. 

I am not a trained chef, I learnt to cook from my grandmother and my mother, and, as a cookbook lover, from cookbooks.

At the moment I'm working on my 6th cookbook that will be published by Artisan Books.

I work with my husband Tommaso, who’s the head taster, a photographer, video maker, and podcast producer. Juls’ Kitchen is our family project.

We live in Tuscany, with our daughter Livia and our two rescued dogs, Noa and Teo.

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If you subscribe, every Monday you will receive a new original recipe inspired by ingredients, season, or tradition. You will discover Italian classics, weeknight ideas with an Italian flair, reliable dishes to add to your cooking repertoire.

Subscribing to the newsletter, you will support us directly. Whenever you decide to join us, you will have complete access to the whole archive of already published recipes and stories.

We love Letters From Tuscany as it is like having our own independent publication: we test, photograph, write each recipe just for you. It is a way of sharing great content, recipes that we like, created to inspire you, to bring a little taste of Italy to your kitchen, for you and your family.

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