Jesse Tyler Ferguson Jesse Tyler Ferguson is a well-known TV actor for Modern Family and the co-creator of food blog Julie and Jesse Cook. His first cookbook, Food Between Friends, is a collaboration with chef Julie Tanous and features his favorite recipes. Jesse graduated from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and began his acting career seeking Broadway roles. Jesse points out on his food blog that he enjoys cooking and entertaining so much that if he had not chosen acting as his career, he would have entered culinary school. His cooking teammate, Julie Tanous, is a trained recipe developer, which means that together they were able to produce a tasty Los Angeles-friendly cookbook of their favorite recipes. About Better Homes & Gardens Better Homes & Gardens, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is the only iconic home brand with a 100+ year history of providing trustworthy and achievable ideas for all doers and home-enthusiasts. We are the go-to resource for fresh takes on home, food, and gardening—inspiring people to bring their dreams to life at home on special occasions and every day. BHG reaches 45 million readers each month. Learn more about us and our editorial process.