Linda Gassenheimer is a TV and radio personality, syndicated journalist, author, spokesperson, and food consultant.
She is the producer and host of the weekly segment, “Food News and Views,” on WLRN 91.3 FM National Public Radio for South Florida and has made guest appearances on numerous radio and television programs throughout the United States and Canada.
Her book Low-Carb Meals in Minutes, the busy person’s guide to low-carbohydrate meals in as little as 10 minutes (October 2000). It reached number 2 on Amazon.com’s bestseller list for all books. She is the award-winning author of Dinner in Minutes: Memorable Meals for Busy Cooks, and Keys Cuisine: Flavors of the Florida Keys. Both books are in their third editions. Other books include Vegetarian Dinner in Minutes, French Cuisine and Simply Sauces.
Her Miami Herald column “Dinner in Minutes” is distributed on the Knight-Ridder/Tribune wire to over 400 newspapers. In addition, she writes regularly for “Bottom Line Newsletter” and has written for Prevention Magazine, Food and Wine, Eating Well, Cooking Light, Fast and Healthy, Quick and Healthy, and several other national publications.
She has appeared on national and international television shows including Good Morning America, Cookin’ U.S.A., The Low Cholesterol Gourmet, Canada AM, and had her own segment called “Dinner in Minutes” on the Miami NBC TV affiliate. She has appeared many times on the Television Food Network, most recently with Sarah Moulton on Cooking Live.
Her credentials include an advanced Cordon Bleu degree; training in France for three years; cooking training with Simone Beck in the South of France and Marcella Hazan at her cooking school in Bologna, Italy; and 10 years experience as Executive Director of a chain of gourmet supermarkets in Miami.