Search - List of Books by Pamela Sheldon Johns


Pamela Sheldon Johns is the author of fifteen cookbooks (see below) specializing in Italian traditional and regional ingredients. She lives at Poggio Etrusco, her organic farm/Bed & Breakfast in southern Tuscany and produces an extra-virgin olive oil called "Pace da Poggio Etrusco."

After earning a Master's Degree in Education/Administration, Pamela taught cooking and food service to students with disabilities in southern California for ten years. She took a leave of absence in 1986 to pursue a love for cooking which began with employment with one of L.A.'s finest chefs, Joachim Splichal. This led to a management position with Ma Cuisine Cooking School (the cooking school of Ma Maison restaurant, Los Angeles) for two years. When Ma Cuisine closed in 1989, Johns embarked on a freelance career that, over the last twenty years, has included teaching, food styling, cooking school administration, food writing, innkeeping, and agriculture.

In 1992, Johns and her husband, artist Courtney Johns [], moved to Santa Barbara where she started the cooking school at Jordano’s Marketplace. At this same time, she also began working as the representative of an Italian culinary program, and her first cookbook, Healthy Gourmet, was published. When Jordano’s Marketplace moved in 1996, the cooking school was closed. This created the opportunity to further develop the culinary workshops in Italy and devote more time to food writing.

A regular visitor to Italy since 1983, Johns and her family now live full-time in Tuscany where she coordinates wine and food workshops in various regions: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Campania, Sicily, Veneto, Abruzzo, and Piemonte as well as managing an organic olive oil-producing farm and agriturismo (bed & breakfast) in Tuscany. Johns has been featured in Bon Appetit magazine (1996), Food & Wine magazine (Top Ten Cooking Schools in Italy, 2007), and Cooking Light magazine (2009).

Johns returns to the US once a year to do cooking classes and lectures about Italian artisanal food. Her audiences have included Smithsonian, IACP conferences, Roundtable for Women in Food Service, The American Institute of Wine & Food, Slow Food, and numerous cooking schools countrywide.

In addition to her cookbooks, Pamela has written articles/columns for Cuisine magazine, Vinotizie, Santa Barbara News-Press, and was food editor of Santa Barbara magazine for six years.

Before moving to Italy, Johns started and was the leader of the Santa Barbara Convivium of Slow Food. She served as an international juror for Slow Food, a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and Women for WineSense, and Oldways Preservation and Exchange Trust. She has served on the National Board of Directors of The American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) and the Board of Directors of the Southern California Culinary Guild.

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Total Books: 27
Cucina Povera Tuscan Peasant Cooking
2011 - Cucina Povera Tuscan Peasant Cooking (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781449402389
ISBN-10: 1449402380
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

50 Great Appetizers
2008 - 50 Great Appetizers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780740776502
ISBN-10: 0740776509
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Festive Picnics Recipes Crafts  Decorations for Outdoor Occasions
2008 - Festive Picnics Recipes Crafts Decorations for Outdoor Occasions (Other)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781435277113
ISBN-10: 1435277112

Gelato Italian Ice Creams Sorbetti  Granite
2008 - Gelato Italian Ice Creams Sorbetti Granite (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781580089234
ISBN-10: 1580089232
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

2007 - Risotto [Williams-Sonoma - Spanish Ed.] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789707183858
ISBN-10: 9707183853
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Nonfiction

50 Great Pasta Sauces
2006 - 50 Great Pasta Sauces (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780740761782
ISBN-10: 0740761781
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Prosciutto Pancetta Salame
2005 - Prosciutto Pancetta Salame (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580086172
ISBN-10: 1580086179
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

2004 - Italiana [Coleccion Williams-Sonoma] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789707181632
ISBN-10: 970718163X
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Reference, Catálogo de libros en español

Williams-Sonoma Collection Italian
2004 - Williams-sonoma Collection Italian [Williams Sonoma Collection] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780743249959
ISBN-10: 074324995X
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

2004 - Italian (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781840924404
ISBN-10: 1840924403

Holiday Hearts A Collection of Inspired Recipes Gifts and Decor
Pasta Authentic Recipes from the Regions of Italy
2001 - Pasta Authentic Recipes From the Regions of Italy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580082648
ISBN-10: 1580082645
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Gelato Italian Ice Cream Sorbetti  Granite
2000 - Gelato Italian Ice Cream Sorbetti Granite (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781580081979
ISBN-10: 1580081975
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Italian Food Artisans Traditions and Recipes
1999 - Italian Food Artisans Traditions and Recipes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780811821292
ISBN-10: 0811821293
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Nonfiction

Pizza Napoletana
1999 - Pizza Napoletana (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580080859
ISBN-10: 1580080855
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Vegetarian for All Seasons
1999 - Vegetarian for All Seasons (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780705430135
ISBN-10: 0705430138

Parmigiano Die klassischen Rezepte
1999 - Parmigiano Die Klassischen Rezepte [Slow Food] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783426271087
ISBN-10: 3426271087

Balsamico A Balsamic Vinegar Cookbook
1999 - Balsamico a Balsamic VInegar Cookbook (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580080309
ISBN-10: 1580080308
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Parmigiano 50 New  Classic Recipes With Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
1997 - Parmigiano 50 New Classic Recipes with Parmigiano-reggiano Cheese (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780898159370
ISBN-10: 0898159377
Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine

Healthy Gourmet Cookbook
1994 - Healthy Gourmet Cookbook [Healthy Gourmet Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780002553735
ISBN-10: 0002553732
Genres: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Health, Fitness & Dieting

Pizza- 50 Authentic Italian Recipes
Pizza- 50 Authentic Italian Recipes (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781580087070
ISBN-10: 1580087078