Angela Shelf Medearis, The Kitchen Diva, is a chef, cookbook author, a regular guest chef on The Dr. Oz Show and the Today show, and a celebrity-chef judge for cooking competitions. Medearis owns Diva Productions, Inc., and is executive producer of The Kitchen Diva! cooking show for PBS/Hulu.com. She presents inspirational and motivational speeches and workshops entitled Feed the Body/Feed the Soul at conferences around the United States based on her book Ten Ingredients for a Joyous Life and a Peaceful Home. She humorously encourages her audience members to take care of their health from the inside out. The Kitchen Diva! column is distributed to 1,300 Hearst/King Features newspapers with one million readers in the United States and Canada. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her family.