Tina Wasserman is the best-selling author of Entree to Judaism: A Culinary Exploration of the Jewish Diaspora and the newly released Entrée to Judaism for Families: Cooking and Kitchen Conversations with Children . An award-winning cooking instructor specializing in contemporary Jewish cuisine, Tina holds degrees from Syracuse University and New York University, and is a popular food educator in her own cooking school and as a scholar-in-residence in communities across North America. In 1994, Tina was elected to Les Dames d'Escoffier, an international culinary society that honors women in the food and beverage industry. Tina was the food columnist for Reform Judaism magazine for nearly ten years, and is food editor of ReformJudaism.org. She lives in Dallas, Texas, with her husband and is the proud mother of two grown children.