Julia Sherman is a Los Angeles based artist, writer, cook and photographer who runs Salad for President, an evolving publishing project that draws a meaningful connection between food, art and everyday obsessions. Each of Sherman’s blog entries contains a salad recipe made in collaboration with an artist, musician, writer, or creative professional, living their lives artfully.
This online platform serves as a springboard for events, collaborations and public programming. In the summer of 2014, Salad For President created the first ever MoMA PS1 Salad Garden, reimagining the previously unused rooftop of the museum as a public space for heirloom vegetables, performances and dinners. The second Salad Garden was installed at the Los Angeles Getty Museum in 2015. Sherman is the founder and creator of Jus Jus Verjus, a low ABV sparkling wine made in collaboration with natural winemaker Martha Stoumen.
Sherman worked as the Creative Director at Chopt Creative Salad Company from 2015 to 2020, and her photography and writing have been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, T Mag, Domino, Art in America, Cherry Bombe, The Paris Review, Martha Stewart, Food & Wine, and Bon Appétit, amongst others. She is currently working as a travel writer and photographer for Departures and T Magazine while creating content with brands like Kate Spade and Marie Veronique.
Sherman’s Salad for President: A Cookbook Inspired by Artists was published by Abrams Books in the Spring of 2017, and her second cookbook, Arty Parties, was published by Abrams Books in 2021.