Bonnie Stern is the founder of the Bonnie Stern School of Cooking in Toronto, which she opened and operated from 1973 to 2011. She hosted three national cooking shows, and for 17 years, wrote a weekly column for the National Post. Bonnie is also the creator of a groundbreaking book club in which authors are invited to discuss their work during thematic dinners. She has authored 12 bestselling cookbooks, including Bonnie Stern’s Essentials of Home Cooking, which won a coveted International Association of Culinary Professionals award. Bonnie is the recipient of many awards, including the Ontario Hostelry Institute’s Gold Award, the Premier’s Award, and, in 2021, Bonnie was inducted into the Taste Canada Hall of Fame. Bonnie’s latest cookbook, Don’t Worry, Just Cook, written with her daughter Anna Rupert, was published in 2022.