meet Jules: new Thermomix blogger at SKM

Thermomix blogger JulesIt’s not every day this blog welcomes a new contributor, so these are exciting times at Super Kitchen Machine!

I first met Jules at a neighbourhood potluck party about three years ago. We instantly bonded over a shared appreciation for savory foods as well as the nuances of diverse food cultures and food trends. Jules was visiting from Germany at that time but still we managed to become fast foodie friends. On return visits she was quick to offer a helpful hand in the Kitchen Kit shop and has become a reliable behind-the-scenes support amidst the chaos busyness that comes with maintaining this blog.

Jules is long overdue to make an appearance on these pages. I know friends of this blog will welcome and value her fresh perspectives on Thermomix culture and cooking as much as I do. Watch for her contributions in the form of recipes and Thermomix news from around the world.

about Thermomix blogger Jules, in her own words…

Being German I should have known about the Thermomix all along – but I somehow missed that train. My grandmother was always all about her Vorwerk vacuum cleaner, but we never had a Thermomix in the house. It was my mom who ran a little catering business, taught me about good food, and turned me into one of the “worst” foodies in my social circle.

And through this, well, let’s call it necessity of mine to talk about food and to cook for my friends, I stumbled upon the Thermomix about three years ago – and on a small island in Canada of all places.

My first Thermomix meals were actually all mixed to excellence by Helene, who’d become famous in our circle of friends for her kale chips. Oh, and the caponata! The basil sorbet! So I was immediately intrigued by the source of these delicacies.

Soon enough, back in Germany, I realized how many people around me owned at least an older model of the TM, passed on from their mothers — sometimes even grandmothers.

After immersing myself more and more into the TM world, I couldn’t wait any longer, and decided to make my first long-term-investment. (I don’t own a car, I don’t even know how to drive.) All I knew at the time was that getting a TM had become a top-priority – and now I can’t imagine a life without. Learning to perfect my cooking with the Thermomix is proving to be a worthwhile and fun ride…

My cooking style is defined by the things that get me through my days and my life. Travelling, friends and family, outdoors. I have lived all over Europe and Canada, in places heavily influenced by cuisines different to the ones you might expect. Lebanese, Turkish, Japanese, Vietnamese dishes are my go-to every day meals, yet often enough influenced by my German background and my love for healthy food. I love soups, salads and fermented foods, but am trying out more and more baked and sweet dishes as well. You will find me posting recipes inspired by all of this, my travels, and the people around me. I look forward to getting to know the international TM community and to share my delicious adventures with you.

– Jules

See 19 comments from people who cook with Thermomix:

  1. A Canadian Foodie October 7, 2015 at 9:17 am #

    There is no link to her site? A great story!

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    Jules October 7, 2015 at 9:25 am #

    Hi, Valerie (A Canadian Foodie) – thanks for your comment! I wish I already had a site, but getting through grad school over the past few years kept me from more than merely (but excitedly) feeding myself, my family and friends whenever I cooked with my Thermomix. If I only had spent as much time writing and posting about food as I spend talking about it … :) I guess this is the time now, though!

  3. Stacey October 7, 2015 at 9:57 am #

    I’m excited to see what comes next!

  4. Jules
    Jules October 7, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    Thanks Stacey, me too! :)

  5. Gertbysea October 7, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    Welcome to the “cult” Jules. I look forward to your contributions.

  6. Jules
    Jules October 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Gretchen! Thank you for the lovely welcome – I tend to describe the Thermomix world as cult-like often enough myself, but it is not that far from the truth, haha! :)

  7. Gina Hughes October 7, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Hi Jules … I have long been a total fan of Helene … love what she does, and the value of the information she so kindly shares with us … you are in great company … so welcome, and I look forward to your stories and contribution too.

    As an aside, I had to share with you … I turned 60 this year, and in my younger life I lived in many countries in Europe as my dad (who is Maltese) trained in the British army as an engineer, so every 12 months or so we were relocated … and in each country I got another sibling … there are six of us all together, and we were all born in different countries within 8 years! My poor mum … but I digress … when I got my Thermomix in April 2011, I was telling my mum who lives in Sydney (I am in Perth, Australia), expecting her to ask me “Gina, what is a Thermomix” … but to my shock, she said “Gina, I know all about Thermomix … I had one in Germany!” So the following conversation I then had with mum about her experience with a Thermomix allowed me to feel so much more passionate about this new little addition to my kitchen … so glad you have made the choice too xo

  8. Jules
    Jules October 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm #

    Gina, thank you so much for your story – I can definitely relate! Just in the past ten years or so I moved countries countless times, somehow my Thermomix has become an ongoing companion all over the world though. So lovely that your mom knew about it already as well!

  9. Madame Thermomix October 7, 2015 at 11:40 pm #

    Welcome to the wonderful world of Thermomix, Jules! Great to have you on board. You couldn’t have a better blogging partner/mentor/Thermomix chef! I look forward to reading your contributions and to cooking your recipes. Cheers!

  10. Jules
    Jules October 7, 2015 at 11:55 pm #

    Hi Madame Thermomix – thank you for this warm welcome! All I know I learned from this blog and the lovely Helene, and I’m looking forwards to learning more! Actually, your blog has been a great resource for me over the years as well,and I love that you love Ottolenghi’s cuisine as well!

  11. trudy shearer October 8, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    Hi Jules, looking forward to hearing more from you in the coming months.

  12. Jules
    Jules October 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm #

    Hi Trudy, thanks for the welcome! I hope to post more very soon.

  13. Bec October 11, 2015 at 6:48 pm #

    Welcome Jules! So excited to enjoy your recipes and involvement with SKM.

  14. Jules
    Jules October 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm #

    Bec, thank you! I will hopefully post more soon, I’m still settling in but can’t wait to get started.

  15. Mara October 20, 2015 at 6:39 am #

    Welcome!!! Thrilled to see what you bring to the table ;)

  16. Jules
    Jules October 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm #

    Hi Mara, thanks for the warm welcome!! I have always loved your recipes, and I hope to get started with a few good ones here soon as well. :)

  17. inge bachmann November 12, 2015 at 12:50 am #

    good morning from germany,

    hi jules,

    i got this adress from mr., i think u knew him…(-:
    i will follow this link with great interesst, because since 7 years now,
    i`m selling thermomix in germany with lots of fun and as well great success.

    looking foreward 2 reading from u.

    best regards from germany – nearby nürnberg

  18. Jules
    Jules November 25, 2015 at 12:32 pm #

    Hi Inge,
    Thanks for your message! I think I know pretty well who you are talking about :) Glad to hear that you are enjoying your Thermomix! Can’t wait to hear more from Germany as well!


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