Cynthia Lair

Cynthia Lair is the author of the popular cookbook Feeding the Whole Family (Sasquatch Books, 2016). A fully-revised fourth edition was just released.  She has been on faculty for Bastyr University’s Department of Nutrition & Exercise Science since 1994 and is a founder of their B.S. in Nutrition & Culinary Arts program. A second edition of her book, Feeding the Young Athlete: Sports Nutrition Made Easy for Players, Parents and Coaches (Readers to Eaters) was released in 2012. With a background in acting and improvisation it was natural to invent the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus where over 175 videos show viewers how to cook fresh local organic whole foods despite life’s interruptions. Ms. Lair has been a member of The Edge improvisational comedy group since 2000 and is also a member of the Unexpected Productions improv company. Her 2012 TEDx Rainier talk titled “How to Cut an Onion” has over 45,000 views.  She lives in Seattle with her husband. Luckily her daughter, a high school Language Arts teacher, lives nearby.