Our 63rd “Follow them Friday” features Julie from Young and Wild and Glutenfree who blogs in Dutch.
When did you start blogging?
I started blogging in March of 2014 after taking the stage at TEDxUHasselt for Leo Exter’s The Instant Startup Experiment. I talked about my issues and things I wished to see for celiac patients in Belgium and Leo encouraged me to start a blog – something I had long been wanting to do. I came home that evening and started my first post.
How did you decide on the name of your blog?
It had something to do with the song Young, Wild and Free – I think at one point someone (I would love to take credit for this, but I am not entirely sure it was me, since the circumstances probably entailed some partying and more than one glass of wine) started singing ‘young and wild and glutenfree’ and the phrasing stuck with me.
What was the title of your first ever blog post?
Easy peasy, it was about my experience at TEDxUHasselt: ‘INFO TEDxUHasselt, unexpected connections en een glutenvrij idee’.
Do you prefer eating in or eating out?
I like both, with no particular preference. I seriously adore going to a restaurant that allows me to choose among more than 2 dishes on their menu, but I just as well like a home-cooked meal and sharing it with people I love having around.
What is your favourite dish to share?
Julie doesn’t share food. But if I have to, just about anything as long as you leave enough for me.
What is your favourite comfort food?
Since I can pretty much eat at any time anywhere, it might come as a surprise that I am not a sad eater – I don’t look for comfort in food, but if I have to pick something: cookies of the Belgian brand ‘Generous’, and specifically Stella Stracciatella and Charlotte Chocolat.
What is your favourite dessert?
Rice pudding and Tiramisu. Forever and always.
How do you like your eggs in the morning?
I want to say ‘in a cake’, but that is overly cliché – I do however, enjoy a slice of cake in the morning if I had a baking frenzy the (or a few) day(s) before, which happens once in a decennium. For an ordinary day, I’ll go with an omelet.
Was there a particular dish that got you into cooking?
Pasta with scampi baked in garlic – I saw the cook in the restaurant I occasionally work in prepare a dish with scampi in a that way, I tried it at home and have been making it for several years now.
What has been your biggest recipe failure?
Too much to get into, but I promise you I will never make you taste it.
Who are your favourite food bloggers?
April ‘Gluten Is My Bitch’ Peveteaux, who is hilarious, and New Yorker Gluten Free Blondie who makes the prettiest food pictures.