Chef Linda Shiue, MD is a primary care doctor and professionally trained chef who believes that the best medicine is prevention, based upon a healthy lifestyle. As the first Director of Culinary Medicine at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, she directs a teaching kitchen, the Thrive Kitchen, to empower patients and physicians with a new set of skills and knowledge to improve health and wellness—nutrition applied through cooking skills. In her cooking demonstrations and hands-on workshops, Dr. Shiue teaches the fundamentals of delicious, healthy cooking with an emphasis on preparing seasonal produce lavishly flavored with spices and fresh herbs. Her food writing has appeared in publications including The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and in several cookbooks, in addition to her blog, Dr. Shiue completed her undergraduate and medical training at Brown University and Internal Medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. She also graduated from the professional culinary program at San Francisco Cooking School and completed a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @spiceboxtravels and on Facebook at

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