Sheilah Kaufman is author of twenty-seven cookbooks and has been a food editor and writer, culinary lecturer, and cooking instructor for more than 45 years. She is author of Sephardic Israeli Cuisine (Hippocrene Books) and co-author with Nur Ilken of A Taste of Turkish Cuisine (Hippocrene Books) and The Turkish Cookbook (Interlink). Sheilah trained at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, MD and travels around the U.S. teaching Turkish, French, international, and Mediterranean cooking. She is a founding member of International Association of Culinary Professionals and an active member of Les Dames d’Escoffier and Culinary Historians of Washington. She resides in Potomac, MDnit.