Chef. Author. Mother. Daughter. Food Expert.
Julie’s formal cooking education began when she decided to study Food Science and Nutrition at Seattle Pacific University. She continued her education by taking classes at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Her education was then enhanced by working with chef Jerry Traunfeld at the world-renowned Herbfarm restaurant in Woodinville, Washington. Always open to new sources of information and inspiration, Julie continues learning to this day by taking classes with award-winning chefs such as David Tanis, Giuliano Hazan, Diana Kennedy, Susan Hermann-Loomis and many others.
A love for all things food
A good book, or three.
Julie has shared her recipes in Rachael Ray and Paula Deen’s magazines as well as in the new Lodge Cast Iron Cookbook and Les Dames d’Escoffier Cookbook. She has been a guest speaker on television Q13, KCPQ and KATU, Portland and Radio shows for KPFA, Berkely, NPR and Martha Stewart Living, Sirius Radio.
Julie lives in Seattle with her husband Harker and their three sons, Reilly, Konrad and Andrew.
“The Dutch Oven Cookbook by Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne. Add to this book a bag of stone-ground polenta, assorted dried beans, dried mushrooms, and plenty of spices. Arrange it in a Dutch oven and you won’t even need wrapping. Perfect gift for twenty-somethings about to go out on their own..”
“LAST AUGUST, I took a family vacation to Alaska, and I was determined not to work. But tucked into my suitcase were galley proofs for a book called “The Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook” (Sasquatch, $16.95). The authors are two of my favorite Seattle cooks, the mother-daughter team of Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne, and I was eager to see what these two women had to say about “Recipes for the Best Pan in Your Kitchen.
“Going Dutch is getting seriously stylish. Dutch ovens, that is. After some 300 years as a staid kitchen workhorse, these heavy cast-iron pots have become must-have accessories for the cook who wants it all. And until recently, bragging rights could set you back hundreds of dollars…”