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  Sharon Sanders
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am an accomplished editor and author of "Cooking Up an Italian Life" with more than two dozen cookbooks that I have authored, ghosted, or edited. I'm a talented culinary educator, recipe developer, lifestyle/travel feature writer, features editor, and blogger.

My passion is Italian food and life and am also experienced in Mediterranean, healthy eating and contemporary home cooking. My feature articles and recipes have been published in Women’s Health, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, Southwest Airlines Spirit, American Way, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, and other national publications.

I welcome the opportunity to work with writers, publications, and corporate clients to shape words that prove to be irresistible.
Work Info
Book Author 24 Years
Editor 15 Years
Reporter 30 Years
Food 34 Years
Lifestyle 30 Years
Travel 34 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Rodale Books (11+), Dream of Italy (paid newsletter) (6-10), Women's Health magazine (3-5)
Other Work History
Chicago Sun-Times food reporter (10 years) and Deputy Features Editor (1 year)
Rodale Books cookbook editor (3 years)
Computer Skills
Word, Basic Excel, Windows XP, Excel
digital camera (Kodak 880)
Foreign Language Skills
Top Ten Best Travel and Food Blog 2009

Certified Culinary Professional (through the International Association of Culinary Professionals)
International Association of Culinary Professionals
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Philadelphia, PA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Italian food and culture  
(SimpleItaly, 5/8/2013)
Celebrating Your Inner Italian. Welcome to all who embrace la vita bella. Even if we don't live in Italy, Italy lives inside of us. Come along as we get in touch with our Inner Italian and share the food, wine, culture, and daily pleasures of bel'Italia.
(PergolaWest, Inc., 5/1/2013)
Sharon Sanders brings "la vita bella" home with spirited stories of living, loving, and eating in Italy in the book that award-winning cookbook author Nick Malgieri writes will, "become a real classic of Italian cooking literature."
"SimpleItaly Loves Chicken" ebook This collection includes more than 25 easy, authentic recipes plus ten variations for topping quick-cooking chicken scaloppine. Delectable ideas for family meals as well as more special occasions range from "Antipasti, Soups, and Salads" to "Pasta and Pizza Dishes"
(Dream of Italy, 11/1/2011)
From coastal Pesaro, Rossini's birthplace, to hilltop Urbino, the ideal Renaissance city, Pesaro e Urbino province in Le Marche is verdant with nature, music, history, faith, food, and wine.
(Dream of Italy, 8/1/2011)
While it is the Autodromo and the Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix that have brought Monza international fame, the city boasts a rich history and splendid attractions beyond the race track. My group arrived in Monza after several days touring the idyllic Lake Como area and the towns of Como and Lecco th
(Dream of Italy, 3/1/2011)
A world of wine awaits under the ancient streets of this Tuscan hill town.
(Dream of Italy, 2/1/2011)
The ancient republic of San Marino, bordered by the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna and Le Marche in central Italy, is one of only two remaining independent city states on the Italian peninsula.
(Dream of Italy, 11/1/2010)
The singular creation of Swedish-born physician Axel Munthe (1857-1949), Villa San Michele in the village of Anacapri includes a museum, gardens, and cultural foundation supervised by the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome.
(Dream of Italy, 8/1/2010)
Exploring the ancient Greek temples at Paestum, south of Naples, plus a review of two new Amalfi coast hotels and a fun new sightseeing bus.
(Dream of Italy, 4/1/2010)
Italian Yoga Retreat: Saluting the Sun in Salento in Puglia, Italy.
(Dream of Italy, 11/1/2009)
Sisters Cinzia and Marika--owners of Stile Mediterraneo Cooking School--Share Their Private Puglia.
(Cooking Light, 6/1/2004)
Old world habits foster healthy hearts and wonderful Italian food in the hill towns of eastern Pennsylvania.
(Cooking Light, 4/1/2003)
Nutrition expert Claudia Probart explores how the Mediterranean lifestyle translates into good health and sensual pleasures. (Cooking Light Profile reported from Rome)
(Cooking Light, 9/1/2000)
Primer on how to cook and sauce pasta. Includes seven recipes
(Cooking Light, 3/1/2000)
Techniques of making yeast dough for pizzas, breads and focaccia--with recipes
Magazine articles: Healthy cooking  
(Women's Health , 5/1/2008)
Forty easy healthful recipes prepared from 10 pantry ingredients for the nutrition conscious contemporary woman
(Women's Health Magazine, 1/1/2008)
Delectable, yet diet-conscious, appetizers for holiday gatherings
(Women's Health, 11/1/2007)
Serve up these super-powered soups to ward off colds, build stronger bones -- even beat the blues
(Cooking Light, 5/1/2004)
Culinary professional Charla Draper learned much more than cooking from her mother and grandmothers. As a Mother's Day tribute, she lightens her family's favorite recipes.
Magazine articles: Cooking techniques  
(Cooking Light, 5/1/2004)
Chef Jose Garces shares variations of a childhood favorite with patrons of Philadelphia's Alma de Cuba.
(Cooking Light, 10/1/2000)
Primer on roasting techniques for chicken, beef, pork or lamb with recipes
(Cooking Light , 6/1/2000)
Primer on grilling techniques, with recipes
Cookbooks, Author  
(PergolaWest, 4/1/2001)
Good Cook Club selection.
(Contemporary Books, 9/1/1982)
Tasty, easy-to-prepare snacks made from whole foods. Book-of-the-Month Club® Selection
Cookbooks, Editor or Co-Editor  
(Rodale, 1/1/2010)
(Rodale, 9/1/2008)
(Rodale, 5/1/2008)
Easy complete meals for every weeknight of the year
(Rodale, 11/1/2007)
(Rodale, 1/1/2007)
(Rodale, 11/1/2006)
(Rodale, 10/3/2006)
More Than 125 Healthy, Delicious Recipes Adapted from NBC’s Hit Show
(Rodale, 4/18/2006)
(Rodale, 8/1/1999)
200 Classic American Favorites
(Rodale, 4/1/1998)
Quick Dishes For and From the Freezer
(Rodale, 4/1/1997)
(Rodale, 8/1/1996)
More Than 200 Delicious, Family-Tested Recipes Selected by Prevention Magazine
Cookbooks,Writer or Contributing Writer; Recipe Developer or Contributing Recipe Developer  
(Rodale, 1/1/2012)
The 6-Week Plan to Harness Your Body's Natural rhythms to Lose Weight for Good!
Drug Muggers
(Rodale, 3/1/2010)
Which Medications are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients—and Natural Ways to Restore Them
(Rodale, 8/18/2009)
(Fairwinds Press, 9/1/2007)
(Rodale, 9/1/2007)
(Rodale, 3/1/2006)
(Rodale, 9/1/2005)
(Robert Rose, 9/1/2005)
(Rodale, 8/21/2004)
(Rodale, 9/1/1998)
(Rodale, 4/1/1998)
(Rodale, 9/1/1997)
(Rodale, 4/1/1997)
(Contemporary Books, 4/1/1983)
Online content  
(Panera, 3/1/2013)
(Aviva, 2/1/2013)
You'll fall in love with this heart-healthy, intimate dinner for two.
(Panera, 11/1/2012)
Simple options for creating a stress-free Thanksgiving meal.
(Panera, 9/1/2012)
Friends + Fun + Food = Supper Clubs
Contact Info
  Sharon Sanders
Center Valley, PA 18034

Tel: 610.282.3516  
E-Mail: sharonsanders@epix.net
Website: http://www.simpleitaly.com