Sheilah Kaufman learned to bake at the age of 8, when she craved chocolate desserts like brownies, fudge, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Her mom's version of dessert was either an un-iced sponge cake or vanilla wafers! Teachers from La Varenne in Paris and Le Cordon Bleu gave Sheilah her formal training in French cuisine. In 1966 Sheilah began teaching international cooking classes under the name French Cuisine Plus. Sheilah is the author of more than sixteen cookbooks including her bestselling French Cuisine Plus, More French Cuisine Plus, A Chicken in Every Pot, Easy Ways to Elegant Cooking, and Sheilah's Fearless, Fussless Cooking. Glamour magazine says "If you like to entertain, Sheilah's Fearless Fussless Cookbook should be your best friend."
During the 1970s Sheilah began traveling the US lecturing and teaching with appearances on many TV and radio programs. A frequent contributor to many national publications including Modern Bride, International Travel, and Magna, Sheilah is the food editor for Washington Jewish Week, and the gift basket and fancy food editor for Gift & Decorative Accessories Magazine. Sheilah lives with her husband in Potomac, Maryland.