Julien Perry

Julien began her food media career more than a decade ago in Seattle as the restaurant reporter for one of the city's top newsradio stations, KOMO. Since then, she's been a columnist for Seattle Weekly, the Editor of Eater Seattle, the Wine & Dine Editor of Seattle Business Magazine and the Food & Dining Editor of Seattle Magazine. She has also contributed to Food & Wine, the Food Network and CBS Radio in NYC. Julien is also the co-founder of two Seattle-based start-ups: A dinner series called The One Night Only Project and an online chef-for-hire marketplace called Chefodex. As The Fresh Toast's Food + Drink Editor, Julien continues to spend her days writing about food and drink trends across the country.

Author’s recent posts:

WATCH: Every ‘Harry Potter’ Food Scene In Less Than Three Minutes

Twenty years ago this week, the Harry Potter series of books was released. Author J.K. Rowling debuted 'The Philosopher's Stone' on June 26, 1997.

Cotton Candy Ice Cream Burritos And 7 Other Summer Dessert Mashups

Summer seems to be a time every year in which dessert companies try to come up with the most insane mashups fit for social media.

These Poppy Seeds Won’t Make You Look Like A Drug Addict

These Eastern European poppy seeds are recognized for having low levels of morphine, which means they will not trigger drug tests.

Can A Good Wine Description Make You Spend More Money?

They've been playing up our emotions this entire time with the yarns they spin, so TFT asks, can a wine description make you spend more money?

20 Insane Ice Cream Flavors From Around The World

As the weather starts to get warmer and the days longer, seeing photos of stacked ice cream cones on our social media abound.

How A Cocktail Straw Can Protect You From Date Rape

Three high school girls from Florida are getting a ton of accolades for inventing a straw that can detect certain date rape drugs. But their idea is not a new one.

16 Surprising Celebs Behind Your Favorite Food Start-Ups

Investing in food start-ups seems to be the new way celebrities like to endorse products they believe in. How many do you know about?

9 Times Asia Beat The US At Starbucks Frappuccinos

One reason Asia gets dibs on super quirky flavors is because Asia consumers appreciate way out there Starbucks frappuccinos.

18 Foods With Activated Charcoal: What Does It Do?

These days, people are adding activated charcoal to their foods to give it a dark tint. But what are the health benefits?

7 Instagram Pro-Tips For The Best Food Feed

Instagram has become the new online portfolio for both professional and wannabe photogs. Here's how to shine in a sea of foodies.