About Stephanie Stiavetti

Stephanie Stiavetti on https://www.theculinarylife.comI turn everyday home cooks into total ninjas in the kitchen.

Let’s start here (check all that apply). You’re here because you…

  • Don’t find any joy in cooking. You’re SO over it.
  • Never end up using the fresh ingredients you buy, and feel guilty when you have to chuck them in the trash.
  • Don’t want to cook every day, but you don’t want to eat leftovers five days a week, either.
  • Feel like you’re a lousy cook and are permanently stuck cleaning up every night after your spouse makes dinner.
  • Have a hard time wrapping your head around cooking a well-balanced meal.
  • Wish most recipes consisted of stirring together, popping in the oven for 20-30 minutes, and voila! Dinner!

Cooking a healthy meal every night is not easy, especially when you’re short on time, energy, or cash. (Or all three!) You’re not alone. This struggle you deal with every night of the week? It’s very real, and I lived it every day for years.

Guess what? There’s a light at the end of the tunnel.

I’m Stephanie Stiavetti (Steph! if you’re into the whole brevity thing) and it’s my passion to help everyday home cooks learn how to be proud of each and every meal they make. After spending the past decade reclaiming my health by changing the way I cook, and then putting myself through culinary school, I started Fearless Fresh to help you become the badass home chef you’re meant to be.

I get fired up about cooking and eating, and I know SO many people who are strangers in their own kitchen or at war with what they eat. I used to be the same way, until I realized my own chronic health struggles could be dramatically changed through diet and lifestyle. I made it my laser focus to re-learn to cook.

Cooking and eating should be fulfilling and joyful, not stressful. From dinner to dessert, I must confess, I’m a sucker for comfort food. As I get a little older, I try to make things healthier – which to me means truly fresh ingredients, throwing in whole grains where I can, and seriously cutting down on sugar. Well, there’s still sugar in the desserts. Because, PIE.

Today everything I write, share, or teach is to help others do three things: learn to cook, love their food, and find joy in the kitchen. This is what excites me every day.

I offer group culinary coaching to help home cooks get un-stuck in the kitchen, helping them fight cooking boredom, guilt, fear, and overwhelm. For those looking for more personalized help, I also work one-on-one with clients to take their culinary skills to the next level – next stop ninja status!

For more info on how we can work together, check out my Work with Me page. You can also join my Fearless Fresh Ninjas group on Facebook, where I and others can answer cooking questions on the fly.

Disclaimer: Stephanie Stiavetti is a trained chef, not a licensed dietician, nutritionist, doctor, therapist, or health professional. This website is for informational purposes only. Sources are cited where appropriate. This information is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat, or cure any disease, nor is it intended as a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. Stephanie expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this site.

Contact me

If you’d like to send me an inquiry about writing or speaking on food, cooking, or reclaiming the kitchen, you can email me at sstiavetti at gmail dot com. I regularly do television, radio, print, and internet interviews, on-air cooking demonstrations, and make appearances as an expert on food.

Do you need help with the website, an ebook I wrote, a product I sell, or something else has gone wonky and needs to be poked with a stick? The Fearless Fresh support team is standing at the ready, looking forward to your questions: help@fearlessfresh.com PLEASE NOTE: This is not a general contact address. This is ONLY for support requests. All pitches and solicitations to this address will be deleted.


Here are some other ways to keep in touch:

  • Subscribe to the Fearless Fresh Newsletter: This newsletter, which arrives in your email inbox once a week, is filled with lovely, lively tips and stories that I don’t feature here on the blog. Also, there are special gift giveaways that are released only to newsletter readers, just to say thank you for being a loyal follower! Subscribe here.
  • Instagram: I post all sorts of fun stuff to my Instagram account, from food photos to snapshots of my day.
  • Pinterest: Follow me on Pinterest, where I catalog beautiful food photography, gorgeous kitchen design, and other interesting things.
  • Facebook: You can follow me on Facebook to see what’s going on in my kitchen (and my everyday life).
  • Twitter: I’m also on Twitter, where I tweets about all sorts of tasty things.
  • App.net: A new option is to subscribe to The Culinary Life broadcasts on App.net. It’s a great little tool that allows you to feed your favorite sites into one easy-to-follow stream. If you enjoy App.net, you can receive a real-time update every time I publish a new article or recipe. Highly recommended.

Here’s the 2 minute trailer for my book about cooking with specialty cheeses, Melt: the Art of Macaroni and Cheese:

  Steph at Omnivore Books San Francisco