After spending four decades preparing meals for her family and taking gourmet cooking classes, Elaine Tammi enjoys concocting her own recipes. She and her daughter, Karin, have shared their extensive experience by coauthoring articles for Food Arts and Coastal Living magazines and by teaching cooking classes in their local area. She resides in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Fondly referred to as "The Scallop Queen" by her students at Roger Williams University, Karin A. Tammi manages the Shellfish Hatchery and supervises research in Bristol, Rhode Island. The work she completed on the restoration of bay scallops at the University of Rhode Island proved instrumental in the formation of the Bay Scallop Restoration Project in Massachusetts. As an expert in the field of marine biology, Tammi has been featured on National Public Radio and CNN. She lives in Little Compton, Rhode Island.