About the Author
Sharon Tyler Herbst is a nationally known culinary expert and media personality. She appears on ABC's Good Morning America
as their "kitchen-tip" expert, and is the awardwinning author of Food Lover's Companion, The Joy of Cookies,
and Simply Sensational Desserts and Breads.
Her 1992 book Cooking Smart
was both a Julia Child Cookbook Award nominee and the winner of the Cook's Choice Award. She is a past president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and served on its board of directors for eight years. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.