About Julia Aitken: Canadian freelance food writer and editor

Julia Aitken: Canadian Food and Drink writerJulia Aitken is a Canadian writer and editor who specializes in food and drink, nutrition, lifestyle and décor. She is food editor of Expressions and Sears’ My Advantage magazine, a food writer for Food & Drink and Diabetes Dialogue magazines, and contributes a food blog called Test Drive to the website of Toronto’s The Cookbook Store. Julia is also a freelance book editor for several leading Canadian publishers.


Julia Aitken: Canadian food writer and author

Julia has been writing professionally for more than 30 years. She specializes in food and drink and nutrition but she also writes about décor, architecture, furniture design, fashion and skincare, and has been a ghostwriter of editorials for a leading Canadian chef. Author of three cookbooks, her most recent is 125 Best Entertaining Recipes (Robert Rose)…read more

Julia Aitken: Canadian food editor

In addition to her work as food editor of major Canadian magazines (My Advantage, Expressions, Homemaker’s, Elm Street and Canadian Family are just a few), Julia is a cookbook editor for leading Canadian publishers, including Random House,  Whitecap and Madison Press Books. Among the authors she has edited are Penelope Casas (One Pot Spanish), Jennifer Bain (The Toronto Star Cookbook), Rob Rainford (Rob Rainford’s Born To Grill), Mairlyn Smith (Healthy Starts Here!), Rod Philips (The 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO, 2009 and 2010 editions), and Kathy Guidi (Canadian Cheese: A Pocket Guide)….read more