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Inspiring Biography of Joshua Weissman

Joshua Weissman is a cook, author, and a popular YouTuber.

He has more than 8.5M subscribers on his eponymous YouTube channel.


Joshua K. Weissman was born on 9 January 1996 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

He grew up in Los Angeles and in 2015, he moved to Austin, Texas and has been living here since then.

Joshua’s father, Ben Weissman, worked as a film editor for many TV miniseries and movies.

His mother’s name is Lynn W.

Joshua’s elder brother, Nicholas Weissman, works at Vacationland Studio in Los Angeles, California.

Love for cooking-

Joshua grew up in a family of cooks and at 3, his mother introduced him to cooking.

And thanks to this, from 3, he started cooking and helping his mother in the kitchen and developed a passion for cooking.

His mother observed his passion and nurtured it and soon, Joshua was helping his mother cook holiday meals and later, he started cooking dinner for his parents.

From 10, he seriously focused on improving his culinary skills and he wanted to grow up to become a great cook.

In addition to cooking, Joshua’s other passion is playing music.

Struggling with obesity-

As a child, Joshua was obese due to overeating junk food and playing video games for long hours and he was made fun of for his appearance by his friends and classmates and this made his childhood and school life hard.

The teasing was so severe that he used to get depressed and had to eat lunch in his mother’s car.

Once while climbing stairs, as Joshua was obese, he felt difficulty in breathing and at that moment he realised that obesity was not only affecting his emotional health but also his physical health and so, he decided to get rid of it.

So, at 13, he started researching by reading blogs and books related to food and healthy eating.

Joshua tried many fad diets and pre-packaged diet meals for two years but unfortunately, none of them worked.

Overcoming obesity-

At 15, Joshua came across the Paleo diet on the internet and started strictly following it and thanks to this, he started losing weight.

He also realised that eating poorly was one of the reasons for his obesity, so he started cooking healthy whole food at home and started eating it.

And by the time Joshua turned 16, he lost over a hundred pounds of excessive weight.

He also overcame his sugar addiction and stopped consuming soda.

Starting his food blog-

As many people were curious to learn about his weight loss journey and transformation, Joshua decided to start a blog and share his weight loss journey, recipes, tips, etc.

In 2012, at the age of 16, he started his food blog, ‘Slim Palate.’

Eventually, Joshua’s blog became successful and he was featured on the popular Kitchn website and later, he was approached by a publishing house requesting him to write a cookbook.

Even though he was studying in high school, he finished writing the book in seven months.

On 11 March 2014, at 17, Joshua published ‘The Slim Palate Paleo Cookbook.’

Starting his YouTube channel; working as a cook-

On 28 February 2014, Joshua started his eponymous YouTube channel; at the time, he was in high school.

After completing his schooling, he decided to not attend a college but instead secure a restaurant job with his culinary skills.

Before deciding to become a cook, he tried various fields like competitive gaming, photography and he also thought of doing graphic designing but he couldn’t find them as interesting as cooking and so, he decided to become a cook.

Joshua did his schooling from Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas.

From 22 March 2016 to February 2017, he worked as a Line Cook at Odd Duck restaurant in Austin, Texas.

Then, from 22 March 2017 to 8 July 2019, Joshua worked as a Cook at Uchiko, a Japanese restaurant in Austin, Texas.

Becoming a full-time YouTuber & other businesses-

Even while Joshua was working as a cook in restaurants, he continued working on his YouTube channel.

And by the time he was working in his last restaurant, he had around 300,000 subscribers.

Joshua left his job as a cook to become a full-time YouTuber and focus on developing other businesses.

He decided to never work in a restaurant again as he was not content with the long working hours and low pay.

Joshua also has a personal website and sells merchandise.

He is also planning to develop a restaurant.

As of December 2023, Joshua has 8.58M subscribers on his YouTube channel, 1.8M followers on Instagram, 2.2M followers on his Facebook page and 96.1K followers on Twitter.

He earns by a variety of sources like advertisements on his YouTube videos, affiliate marketing, and sponsorships.

Joshua hasn’t revealed his net worth.

Currently, he doesn’t have a Wikipedia page.

Personal life-

Joshua is in a relationship with Kate Rosendahl.

His other cookbooks-

On 14 September 2021, Joshua published his second cookbook, ‘Joshua Weissman: An Unapologetic Cookbook.’

This book was a No.1 New York Times Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller.

On 17 October 2023, he published his third cookbook, ‘Joshua Weissman: Texture Over Taste.’

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