Following the advice of famed culinary artist Julia Child, Elaine Tammi has established herself as an authority in the field of preparing and cooking scallops. After spending forty years in the kitchen, making meals her family, and taking gourmet cooking classes, she now enjoys concocting her own recipes.
When not cooking, her energy is devoted to writing. Tammi and her daughter, Karin, have shared their extensive experience by coauthoring articles for Food Arts and Coastal Living magazines and teaching food preparation classes in their local area.
A former teacher, Tammi is a member of the Northeast chapter of the Women's Fisheries Network, Cape Cod Writers Center, the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies. She graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, and earned her masters degree in reading from
Fitchburg State College. She also enrolled in graduate courses in South Asian history at the University of Sydney.
She was married to the late Carl Tammi, a college professor, and has two adult children. When not in the kitchen, she is out at sea and enjoys beaching, boating, and reading her favorite mysteries and cookbooks. She resides in Sandwich, Massachusetts.