Robin Donovan

San Francisco, CA 94115 USA

Professional Experience

I'm a seasoned food writer, cookbook author, recipe developer, blogger, copy writer, and editor with a proven record for producing high quality content about food, cooking, nutrition and diet, health, and more. I've authored more than 35 books including The Lazy Gourmet: Magnificent Meals Made Easy; the New York Times bestseller Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet; Campfire Cuisine; Sugar Detox; Clean Eating 28-Day Plan; DASH Quick & Easy; Make Bake Cupcake; Moon Metro San Francisco; and more. My writing has appeared in publications such as Cooking Light, Fitness, San Jose Mercury News,, and many others. I also blog regularly about super easy recipes for surprisingly delicious food at Versatile, creative, deadline driven, and detail oriented, I'm known as a talented writer, inventive recipe developer, meticulous researcher, sharp-eyed editor, and hard worker. Find out more at


Book Author
9 Years
22 Years
22 Years


12 Years
12 Years
12 Years


Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
12 Years
Online/new media
12 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
22 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Today's Home Magazine (10+), (10+), Parragon Books (10+), (6-10), Fitness (1-2), Cooking Light (1-2), Dating With Dignity (1-2), Vine (1-2), Living Real Food (10+), Callisto Media (10+), San Jose Mercury News (3-5), Seattle Post-Intelligencer (1-2), Custom Publishing Group (1-2), Las Vegas Sun (1-2), Delectable Magazine (1-2), (1-2), (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Club One, Inc. (10+), Conexion Pubic Relations (10+), (10+), North Atlantic Books (10+), GL Mezzetta, Inc (6-10), Adam's 100% Inc. (3-5), Sterling Vineyards (1-2), Berrett-Koehler Publishers (10+), Dog Eared Books (10+), Frankee Uno Salon and Gallery (10+), Jewish Community Center of San Francisco (10+)

Other Work History

25+ years of experience in the publishing industry--in editorial and marketing communications.

Technical Skills

Recipe development, recipe testing, food photography

Computer Skills

Word, office, internet, html, dreamweaver, moveable type, wordpress, excel, acrobat pro, photoshop


ibook, dsl, digital camera, audio recorder, fax, scanner


Happy to provide upon request


San Francisco Professional Food Society, Bay Area Editors Forum, AvantGuild



Feature article on how farmers around the world are reviving ancient rice varietals—and changing the way Americans eat rice. Includes original recipes.
Feature article on the health benefits of honey.
Article on ancient rice varietals newly available in the United States. Includes a guide to heirloom rices and how to prepare them.
Feature article on hunting for wild chanterelle mushrooms in the San Francisco Bay Area. Includes original recipes and safety tips.
Feature article on the history of San Francisco's famous sourdough bread. Includes a guide to where to buy sourdough bread in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Feature article about how the dot com crash forced many of us—who had become accustomed to extravagent lifestyles— to lower our culinary standards. Includes original recipes and tips and advice for tricking your tastebuds into thinking your still eating high on the hog.
Feature article on how to cook gourmet meals while camping. Includes original recipes, equipment checklist, and other tips.