Karen A. Levin, an award-winning recipe developer and cookbook author, has specialized in healthy living recipe development for the past 32 years.
Her publishing resume includes multiple cookbooks for The American Medical Association and other organizations. She has contributed to the most recent, 75th Anniversary edition of The Joy of Cooking, in addition to authoring her own line of cookbooks.
Aside from developing and testing recipes for a variety of major food companies, Karen has frequently contributed to Cooking Light, Health and Cooking Pleasures magazines. She has also developed the entire array of recipes for John La Puma's ChefMD television series "What's Cooking with ChefMD," and accompanying cookbook, ChefMD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine, a New York Times Bestseller and a James Beard award nominee. In addition, Karen has developed the recipes for Cooking the RealAge Way and The RealAge Diet by Michael Roizen, M. D. and John La Puma, M.D.
An active member of Les Dames D'Escoffiers International, Karen has also been a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) for more than 25 years.
Karen's career began as a home economics teacher in California, later moving to Chicago as a test kitchen professional and recipe developer for Quaker Oats, The National Livestock and Meat Board and the former Marian Tripp Communications office. Take a look at her resume.