After a long career as an author and journalist, Judith Finlayson decided to transform her passionate love of cooking and interest in the culture of food into a second career. Her slow cooker books, including The Healthy Slow Cooker, 175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics, Slow Cooker Comfort Food, and The Vegetarian Slow Cooker, have sold more than 750,000 copies. Using her recipes, thousands of people have discovered not only how delicious and convenient food prepared in the slow cooker can be, but also how this handy appliance can be used to create an extraordinary range of dishes not typically associated with a slow cooker.
Judith, who is also the author of 125 Best Rotisserie Oven Recipes, The Convenience Cook and The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook, has a long history of community involvement and has served on numerous committees and boards, focusing on the arts and social issues. In 1994, she received the YWCA Women of Distinction Award for her work in communications. Judith, her husband, and daughter live in Toronto, Ontario.