People Profile: Alanna Taylor-Tobin; The Bojon Gourmet

Alanna Taylor-Tobin is a food stylist, photographer and trained pastry chef. In 2009, she founded the recipe website The Bojon Gourmet (bojon = no job, backwards), where she plays with uncommon ingredients and alternative grains
and flours in her spare time. Her recipes, food styling and photography have been featured in countless web and print publications, including the New York Times, Food and Wine, Food52, and GFF: Gluten-Free Forever Magazine. She lives and works in San Francisco with her other half, Jay, and a sassy feline named Catamus. Find her at or follow along on Instagram (@the_bojon_gourmet). 

Defining moment that launched your blog: While working my last restaurant job, I took a writing class and it inspired me to start a blog. That was 8 years ago! I’m now a cookbook author, food photographer, and food stylist.  

Biggest learning from your blogging career: Food bloggers aren’t the same type of people as those who work in restaurants – we’re a different breed of weird. 

If you weren’t blogging you’d be… a psychologist (like the rest of my family).

Go-to meal for special guests:  Cheesy baked chard rigatoni, green goddess salad, and pumpkin butterscotch pudding.

Go-to for unplanned guests: Tacos!

Favorite part about the holidays: PIE.