Bruce Aidells, Author & Founder Aidells Sausage Company

Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 3.17.05 PMBruce is our very first Hall Of Famer! He has been a support and inspiration to us from the very beginning and we celebrate his wisdom, experience and unceasing curiosity.

Since 1982, Aidells has written 11 cookbooks. Four have received cookbook award nominations. His first book, with Denis Kelly, Hot Links and Country Flavors, received the IACP Julia Child award for best single subject cookbook in 1991. The Complete Meat Cookbook was nominated for a James Beard Award in 1999 and Bruce Aidells’s Complete Pork Book received another Beard nomination in 2005. His other titles include Flying Sausages and Bruce Aidells’ Complete Sausage Cookbook. In addition, Aidells contributed to The Joy of Cooking, 1997 Edition, writing the meat, poultry and stuffing chapters. Aidells recipes have appeared in over 30 cookbooks as a guest contributor and he wrote the key meat tips for The All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook. Aidells has often appeared as a guest on TV and for the last 3 years has had a regular cooking segment on View From The Bay on KGO, the San Francisco affiliate of ABC.  Aidells has appeared on NBC Today, Martha Stewart Living Al Roker on the Road, The FoodTV Network and many other cooking shows.  Aidells is a frequent guest not only on local Bay Area radio but many national shows including Fresh Air with Teri Gross, The Splendid Table and Everyday Cooking with Martha Stewart.Aidells is a contributing editor at Bon Appetit Magazine and Eating Well Magazine as well as a regular contributor to Fine Cooking, Food and Wine, Gourmet, Cooking Pleasures, Real Food and Cooking Light Magazines.  Bruce Aidells is married to Nancy Oakes, Executive Chef and Co-Owner of San Francisco’s top rated restaurant, Boulevard Restaurant. Aidells and Oakes live in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Sonoma Wine Country.

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