Julie Tanous Julie Tanous is a professional chef, recipe developer, and freelance writer with nearly a decade of culinary experience. She teamed up with actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson to create a food blog, which turned into Food Between Friends, a cookbook of all of their favorite dishes. The new book is featured in Forbes and Parade magazines, and Julie also has contributed recipes to Better Homes & Gardens, Food & Wine, and Taste of the South. Her cookbook includes California health food with a Southern influence. Julie graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor of arts in public relations and political science. She then attended The Institute of Culinary Education in New York City. Since then, she has been working in test kitchens and developing recipes, many of which are featured on her food blog Julie and Jesse Cook. 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.