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Sep 16, 2019

Susan Herrmann Loomis is a France-based, award-winning author and free-lance journalist who has written for all major U.S. food magazines and many major newspapers including the New York Times, the L.A. Times, the Seattle Times and more.  Susan has thirteen books to her credit.

Susan is also a professionally trained chef, and the proprietor of On Rue Tatin, an exclusive cooking and culture program in Normandy and Paris.  On Rue Tatin cooking school was named One of Seven Best Cooking Schools in France by Food52, and has received consistent praise from major magazines and newspapers including the New York Times and food magazines.

Susan, a journalist by profession with a masters in French culinary arts from La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine in Paris, began her culinary journalism career as the assistant author of THE FOOD LOVERS GUIDE TO PARIS, by Patricia Wells.


Susan authored her first book, THE GREAT AMERICAN SEAFOOD  COOKBOOK in 1984.  Included among her other titles are FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, CLAMBAKES AND FISH FRIES, FRENCH FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, ITALIAN FARMHOUSE COOKBOOK, (all Workman Publishing, Inc. and written between 1984-2000)) the best-selling ON RUE TATIN (Broadway Books. 2001) a narrative about her life in France with recipes, which won the IACP best literary food book for 2002, TARTE TATIN (Harper Collins UK, 2003),  COOKING AT HOME ON RUE TATIN, (William Morrow, May 2005) and NUTS IN THE KITCHEN (William Morrow 2010) and now, IN A FRENCH KITCHEN (Gotham) June, 2015 and her latest book FRENCH GRILL (Countryman, 2018).  She is currently working on her 14th book.


Loomis has participated in many television and radio shows, including Good Morning America (ABC), Home Matters, Epicurious/Discovery, The Splendid Table with Lynn Rosetto Kasper@ (MPR); A Food Talk with Arthur Schwartz@ (WOR); A Good Food Hour with Evan Kleinman@ (KSRO). Susan is a regular lecturer at the Smithsonian Institute and is currently a professor of Gastronomy at Ecole de Cuisine Ferrandi, in Paris.


Susan, has lived in France for more than twenty five years. English is her mother tongue; she speaks fluent French and can navigate in Italian.  She lives in Paris, and has two children, Fiona 20and Joseph, 28.


Loomis can be reached through her website,