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Cheryl Sternman Rule

Reviews by Cheryl Sternman Rule


Cheryl Sternman Rule has been writing professionally for newspapers, magazines, and websites since 2004. She is the voice behind the food blog 5 Second Rule, which has been online since 2008 and enjoys an enthusiastic following. Cheryl’s work has also appeared in Cooking Light, Sunset, Body + Soul, Health, Vegetarian Times, Restaurants & Institutions, the San Jose Mercury News, Metro Silicon Valley, the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Edible San Francisco, Culinate.com, The Kitchn, Nourish Network, and Serious Eats; and in several books published by the American Heart Association and the EatingWell Media Group. Cheryl also served as a contributing editor at EatingWell Magazine and a daily food news blogger at iVillage.

In 2008, she won the Greenbrier Award given by the Symposium for Professional Food Writers.

A graduate of the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Cheryl has worked in a commercial bakery and served as both a professional recipe tester and developer. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals, the San Francisco Professional Food Society, Slow Food USA, and Better School Food.

Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College and a Master’s degree in education from Harvard University. Prior to joining the culinary field, she worked as a researcher at Harvard, where she co-authored a three-part book series on higher education. She also spent two years working for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC and two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea, East Africa.

Cheryl lives with her husband and two sons in Silicon Valley. She is currently working on her first cookbook, a collaboration with food photographer Paulette Phlipot, to be published by Running Press in 2012.