About Linda

I have a passion for great, mouthwatering food, but not for hours spent in the kitchen preparing it.
My recipes are easy to make, good for you and, most important of all, have to taste great. I have a tough jury when testing recipes -- a hungry family who want scrumptious dinners. If they give a recipe a thumbs up, then I know it can go in my books. A thumbs down creates very long faces.
My work as a TV and Radio Personality, Syndicated Journalist, Best Selling Author, Spokesperson, and Food Consultant keeps me in touch with you and helps me create meals people want to make – in minutes.

National Public Radio

I produce and host a weekly segment, “Food News and Views”, on WLRN National Public Radio and make many guest appearances on numerous radio and television programs throughout the United States and Canada.


I have often appeared on the Television Food Network and have been a guest on other national and international television shows including “Good Morning America”, “Cookin’ U.S.A.” and “Canada AM”.


My “Dinner in Minutes” column is distributed on the McClatchy News Wire and is read by over 6 million readers each week. I write regularly for “Bottom Line Newsletter” and have written for “Prevention Magazine”, “Food and Wine”, “Cooking Light” and several other national publications.


I am also a spokesperson for many national and international companies including Thermador, Martini & Rossi, The National Pork Council, Hodgson Mills, Florida Citrus Council, the Mushroom Council, Crisco Canola Oil, Uncle Ben’s Rice and Hiram Walker.


Praise for Linda

Florida Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston creator of the South Beach Diet

“Linda Gassenheimer’s approach is exactly on target with my most recent findings that restricting processed carbohydrates as part of a well-balanced meal plan can make a heart-healthy difference. She has applied her magical kitchen skills to these principles and created three stages of quick recipes that are delicious.”

Donna Shalala, former US Secretary of Health and Human Services

The Portion Plan is, “A significant contribution to our understanding of nutrition and fight against obesity. Easy to read and understand. I predict it will be a classic.”

Celebrity chef Jacques Pepin

“In this well-organized book, Linda Gassenheimer applies her “Dinner in Minutes” approach to low-carbohydrate food. What starts as a diet book becomes the blueprint for a healthy lifestyle based on appealing recipes that are quick and easy to prepare.”

The James Beard House News

Somehow Linda Gassenheimer manages to do it all and create quick, easy and nutritious meals...and generously shares her secrets."

"The New York Post"

"...welcome a new cookbook that offers suggestions for rescuing daily fare from the doldrums..."

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