Sharon Sanders

Center Valley, PA 18034 USA

Professional Experience

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.


Book Author
24 Years
15 Years
30 Years


34 Years
34 Years
30 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
32 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
13 Years
30 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

30 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Rodale Books (10+), 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)

Foreign Language Skills


Computer Skills

Word, Basic Excel, Windows XP, Excel


digital camera (Kodak 880)


Top Ten Best Travel and Food Blog 2009 (Tripbase) Certified Culinary Professional (through the International Association of Culinary Professionals)


International Association of Culinary Professionals


Cookbooks, Editor or Co-Editor

Quick Dishes For and From the Freezer
200 Classic American Favorites
Easy complete meals for every weeknight of the year
More Than 200 Delicious, Family-Tested Recipes Selected by Prevention Magazine
More Than 125 Healthy, Delicious Recipes Adapted from NBC’s Hit Show

Italian food and culture

A world of wine awaits under the ancient streets of this Tuscan hill town.
Old world habits foster healthy hearts and wonderful Italian food in the hill towns of eastern Pennsylvania.
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.
Nutrition expert Claudia Probart explores how the Mediterranean lifestyle translates into good health and sensual pleasures. (Cooking Light Profile reported from Rome)
"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"
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."
Techniques of making yeast dough for pizzas, breads and focaccia--with recipes
Primer on how to cook and sauce pasta. Includes seven recipes
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 that anchor the west and east legs of the lake. Monza is the main city of the small province of Monza-Brianza, long considered the serene country garden north of Milan.
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.
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.
Sisters Cinzia and Marika--owners of Stile Mediterraneo Cooking School--Share Their Private Puglia.
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.
Italian Yoga Retreat: Saluting the Sun in Salento in Puglia, Italy.
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.

Magazine articles: Healthy cooking

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.
Serve up these super-powered soups to ward off colds, build stronger bones -- even beat the blues
Forty easy healthful recipes prepared from 10 pantry ingredients for the nutrition conscious contemporary woman
Delectable, yet diet-conscious, appetizers for holiday gatherings

Cookbooks,Writer or Contributing Writer; Recipe Developer or Con

Which Medications are Robbing Your Body of Essential Nutrients—and Natural Ways to Restore Them
The 6-Week Plan to Harness Your Body's Natural rhythms to Lose Weight for Good!

Magazine articles: Cooking techniques

Chef Jose Garces shares variations of a childhood favorite with patrons of Philadelphia's Alma de Cuba.
Primer on roasting techniques for chicken, beef, pork or lamb with recipes
Primer on grilling techniques, with recipes

Online content

Simple options for creating a stress-free Thanksgiving meal.
Friends + Fun + Food = Supper Clubs
You'll fall in love with this heart-healthy, intimate dinner for two.

Cookbooks, Author

Good Cook Club selection.
Tasty, easy-to-prepare snacks made from whole foods. Book-of-the-Month Club® Selection