Susan Sampson lives in the kitchen. Susan is a food writer, recipe developer and blogger. She indulged her addiction to collecting kitchen tips and tricks in her 2009 Robert Rose book, 12,167 Kitchen and Cooking Secrets. Susan is also an enthusiastic advocate of home cooking. Her 2012 cookbook 200 Best Canned Fish and Seafood Recipes gets creative with common pantry items, including canned tuna, salmon, shrimp, anchovies, crab and clams. Her latest endeavor (Fall 2013) is a definitive guide to the wide world of wonderful leafy greens.
Susan was born in Budapest, grew up in Toronto’s “Goulash Archipelago” and worked for three decades as a newspaper journalist. In the Toronto Star’s Test Kitchen, she stirred the pot as an editor, columnist, news and feature writer, recipe tester and product reviewer.
While pursuing her craft, Susan has won awards for food journalism; appeared as a guest expert on radio and television shows; judged cooking competitions ranging from butter tarts to chili; prepared dishes from many cultures; and stoically sampled exotic fare, from locust snacks to stir-fried snake to civet coffee.
Nowadays, Susan cooks and writes at her home in downtown Toronto, Ontario. She shares recipes and kitchen secrets on her website, www.thefarelady.com.