We are Judy and Joy, identical twins with a passion for food, cooking and anything to do with the kitchen! In our family, the kitchen is the heart and soul of our home. Growing up in an Italian household, our family time was centered around the dinner table. It became the best part of the day, when we all came together, to each share a story from the day’s events.
Both sides of the family owned their own grocery stores also. All of the men were butchers and the women ran the front of the store. We always had the best cuts of meat and the freshest produce available.
As our children grew we decided to do something fun and entered a Food Network Contest called “Dear Food Network” with Bobby Flay and won! We were asked to do a holiday segment with Celebrity Chef Danny Boome. We knew instantly that this is what we needed to be doing, sharing our love of food and family with the world! And our journey began….
Even though we look alike, we have completely opposite approaches to cooking and just about everything else in life! Joy will give you the TRADITIONAL way to prepare a recipe and Judy will give you a quick and easy or healthy TWIST on the same recipe! It’s your choice. Sometimes you want to sit and simmer and sometimes you don’t.
We started appearing on television morning shows, radio and doing public appearances promoting our unique approach to cooking, 1 recipe 2 ways. We have written our first cookbook and headed out to Los Angeles and debuted it on The Talk CBS with Sharon Osbourne and Julie Chen. We also stopped by the Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family lifestyle show and cooked with Christina Ferrari and Mark Steines. We joined the ladies of The Talk again a few months later for another fabulous segment.
We are now finishing up our second cookbook and working closely with the University of New Haven in Connecticut to provide the nutritionals for all of the recipes. We are also studying for a certificate in health and wellness!
We have our own syndicated food column for Hersam Acorn Publications, and appear regularly on WFSB Better Ct., Fox, NBC and WPIX NYC. We are running all over cooking, talking (disagreeing mostly) about our recipes and just about everything!
Judy is in her 3rd year of being a Breast Cancer survivor (Yay) and now ready to share her experience. Together we will speak and teach women and everyone how to make traditional recipes healthier. To book us for an event, a speaking engagement or a cooking demo please email us @TwinsJudyandJoy@aol.com or go to the contact us page and leave us a message!!!
Judy and Joy