Julie Gritten

Author of My Family and Other Allergies: Safe and scrumptious recipes for diverse dietss

As a student Julie pretended to have goats. She collected spoiled fruit and veg from greengrocers, under the pretext of wanting to feed her imaginary goats and instead made preserves and pickles which she flogged at the local wholefood shop.

In 1974 she won a bachelor’s degree in botany which she used to raise several children in a gradually deescalating regime of alternative living which finally settled into a pleasant equilibrium of gardening, yoga, prenatal classes, child rearing and eventually grandchild rearing. She lives on an organic smallholding in the mountains of Eryri, Gwynedd, where she regularly feeds great hordes of hungry humans.