AWARD-WINNING TV, RADIO HOST and AUTHOR : Susan Irby The Bikini Chef(TM) hosts The Bikini Lifestyles Show(TM), winner “Best Health and Fitness program” on PBS TV and Talk Radio 790 KABC. Susan is a highly acclaimed expert in health and nutrition and 8-time best-selling author. Helping others lose weight and get fit through permanent lifestyle change, Susan is a featured monthly contributor to Max Muscle magazine; you’ve seen Susan Irby The Bikini Chef(TM) on: FOX11 Good Day LA, ABC7, CBS2, KCAL9, First for Women, Self, NBCLA.com, New York Post, NY Times,Catering magazine, Lake magazine, SheKnows.com, BBC radio, The Mail on Sunday, and numerous other national and international features.
Susan, The Bikini Chef(TM) is praised by chefs and celebrities for her interviewing skills. Among Susan’s noted interviews are: Wolfgang Puck, Giada De Laurentiis, Michael Chiarello, Duff Goldman, rock star Gene Simmons, comedian Bill Engvall, Sara Moulton, Cat Cora, Joachim Splichal, Scott Conant, Ted Allen, Billy Bush, Donna Karan, Venus Williams, Denise Austin, Valerie Waters, Olympic Gold Medalists Delisha Milton Jones, Olympic Athletes Jamie Komer and Katie Uhlaender, Atlanta Falcon Tony Gonzalez, Cincinnati Bengals Coach Chip Morton, Cincinnati Reds Coach Matt Krause, Def Leppard’s Phil Collen and other notable celebrities.
Where bikini cooking all began… Southern-born Susan Irby learned from the best, her mom! “My mom was, and still is, a great cook. My love for cooking came from her and my grandfather. At the age of 2, my grandfather introduced me to chefs and we toured restaurant kitchens for fun.” says Susan, The Bikini Chef(TM), “It’s no wonder I love everything food.” As the bikini cooking story goes, my family water skied on Lake Martin, Alabama from dawn til dusk. We’d be starving and end up cooking in our bathing suits. When I told these lake stories to guests at cooking class, they instantly nicknamed me The Bikini Chef.
After teaching southern cuisine from my first book, Cooking With Susan, Southern Family Favorites, guests wanted to know what I ate on a regular basis. “My shift from cooking southern comfort foods turned toward creating comfort foods that are healthy and still delicious. I was cooking “bikini” before healthy was hip,” exclaims Susan. “Fans kept calling me The Bikini Chef. The name stuck and has become the signature of my trademark bikini cuisine which emphasizes flavorful and metabolism friendly fresh herbs, spices, and citrus to create leaner, lighter, delicious recipes.”
Restaurant trained in Europe with Italian Chef Francesco Berardinelli and French Master Chef Marc Meneau, The Bikini Chef(TM) has shared the culinary stage with Master Chef George McNeill, Ming Tsai, Todd English, Rocco Dispirito, and many well known chefs and celebrities.
In addition to cooking, Susan has created short, effective signature at-home workouts which are part of her newest book, The #SOBikini Diet and Fitness Plan (available November 2013). She is an avid half-marathoner and enjoys walking her dogs and spending time with her family in California. An advocate of both fitness and nutritious, delicious foods, Susan truly embraces the healthy lifestyle as promoted by her tradename, The Bikini Chef(TM). Her utmost desire is to travel the world helping others achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.
Books by Susan Irby The Bikini Chef(TM):
The #SOBikini Diet and Fitness Plan (November 2013)
The Clean Separation (2013)
The Complete Idiot’s Guide Quinoa Cookbook (2012)
Boost Your Metabolism (2011)
$7 Pressure Cooker Meals (2011)
Substitute Yourself Skinny (2010)
$7 Healthy Meals (2009)
$7 Quick and Easy Meals (2009)
Cooking With Susan, Southern Family Favorites (2000)
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