Sheldon Johns is a cookbook author with a diverse culinary background.
A former cooking school director, she now travels and lectures to groups
such as the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the American
Institute of Wine & Food, the Southern California Culinary Guild,
Women for WineSense, and the Smithsonian Institute. Her first book,
The Healthy Gourmet Cookbook, was a James Beard Cookbook Award nominee.
Parmigiano! received a foreign journalism award from Maria Luigia
in Parma. Italian Food Artisans was recognized in the top three Italian
cookbooks in 1999 by the World Cookbook Revue.
Pamela's cookbooks celebrate the joy of cooking with exceptional
ingredients. She emphasizes using seasonal fruits and vegetables that
are full of flavor and cooking techniques that enhance that quality. In
her Italian-themed books, she details the history and process of making
traditional foods and includes the recipes which best highlight those
products. These concepts are also included in her weeklong culinary workshops in Italy.