"Over the years, Sheilah Kaufman has earned a name for herself as a "chef extraordinaire" with her uniquely refreshing, creative yet practical approach that demystifies gourmet cooking."
For the past 40 years, under the banner of "Fearless Fussless," I have been crisscrossing the country from Alaska and Hawaii to Maine and Mexico, demystifying cooking and teaching "fearless fussless, easy ways to elegant cooking" to all ages (including tots and moms/dads from 3 to five years old). My recipes are user friendly and the style is simple, unique, and loaded with hints and tips. Everything can be made ahead or frozen, takes about 20 minutes preparation time, and tastes fabulous.
As a traveling cooking teacher, I teach classes at Cooks Warehouse; Sur La Table; Kitchen Affairs; Publix; ; for organizations such as Hadassah, Federation, Brandeis Women, THIS, and Welcome to Washington; and fund raisers for interested organizations. I did a program for The Smithsonian which included SEPHARDIC ISRAELI CUISINE, and have done several programs on Turkish Cuisine for Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. In addition, I am a Food Editor, freelance food writer, Culinary lecturer, and do editing, proof reading, indexing, and copy editing for cookbooks . I am an active member of Les Dames d'Escoffier and a ADD Founding member of IACP.
As the author of 26 cookbooks I am often a guest on TV and radio shows. My books include THE TURKISH COOKBOOK Regional Recipes and Stories; UPPER CRUSTS Fabulous Ways to Use Bread (Delectable Recipes for Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Main Courses, Desserts, and More); A TASTE OF TURKISH CUISINE; SEPHARDIC/ISRAELI CUISINE; SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE: Easy, Elegant, Fearless, Fussless Cooking; VEGETABLE MAGIC; and STEWS SOUP CHOWDERS among others.
Other activities included: developing recipes for major food companies; media spokesperson for an international food company and an international gourmet products company; Fancy Food and Gourmet Editor for GIFT AND DEC Magazine for over 20 years, and their spokesperson/ speaker at major trade shows. In addition I do recipe development for companies.
GLAMOUR MAGAZINE says "if you like to entertain, "Sheilah's Fearless Fussless Cookbook" should be your best friend." "It doesn't matter if your crepes have holes in them, when filled, rolled, and covered with sauce, no one will know!" is a bit of Sheilah's advice which accounts for her effectiveness and audience appeal..