Camilla Saulsbury is a freelance food writer, recipe developer and cooking instructor. Her culinary focus is translating food and flavor trends into fresh, innovative, and delicious recipes for the home kitchen.
Camilla has been involved in the world of food for more than 16 years, including catering specialty desserts in the San Francisco Bay Area, writing cookbooks and freelance food articles, and developing recipes for national food companies. Further, she has won several of the country's top cooking competitions, including the $100,000 National Chicken Cook-Off, the $50,000 Build a Better Burger Contest, and the Food Network's $25,000 Ultimate Recipe Showdown (Cookies Episode).
Camilla's interest in food is also academic. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Indiana University with a specialization in food studies, and her doctoral dissertation was a multi- faceted study of the contemporary meanings of home cooking in American culture. Following completion of her Ph.D., Camilla made food writing, food research, and recipe development her primary occupations.
Camilla is the author of a dozen cookbooks, published by Robert Rose, Sourcebooks, and Turner Publishing. She has worked as the brand ambassador for Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry and has served as a spokesperson and recipe developer for Pillsbury Brownie Mixes and Cake Mixes. She is also the featured cooking expert for the online magazine GALTime.
Camilla has made multiple appearances on the Food Network, has been featured in the New York Times, made appearances on Today and QVC, and is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Her work has appeared in such magazines as Southern Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Woman's Day, Cosmo Girl, Quick & Simple. Country Woman, Sunset, Cook's Country, and Vegetarian Times.
The Fitness Factor
Camilla has a second professional passion: fitness. For almost two decades she has been teaching a wide range of fitness classes, including, but not limited to, pilates, yoga, spinning, kickboxing, strength training and step aerobics.
Camilla has taught fitness in multiple settings, including universities, spas, private gyms, and private resorts. She has trained countless other fitness instructors to teach, and has led a variety of fitness workshops.
In addition, Camilla has spent many years as a personal trainer, designing unique fitness programs for a diverse clientele. She holds certifications in both personal training and fitness instruction through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is a STOTT certified pilates instructor.
Camilla's fitness philosophy mirrors her cooking philosophy: balanced, practical and simplified. She loves motivating and encouraging people to find fitness activities that help them lead happy, healthy, productive lives—and that foster an appetite for great food! She lives in Texas.