About Robin

Freelance Writer and Recipe Developer

I write about food and everything that goes with it, and the delectable intersection between real food and vibrant health. My articles and recipes have appeared in Yoga Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, Taunton’s Fine Cooking, Real Food Magazine, Mother Earth News and Vegetarian Times. Much of my career has been devoted to developing exciting, easy to use recipes.

I also develop recipes for corporate clients, for more information, contact robin@robinasbell.com or my representative, angela@mbgliterary.com

View my up-to-date list of published articles: publications list

Culinary Instructor

I have been teaching throughout the Minneapolis/Saint Paul metro area since 1985. I also travel to teach across the country. My popular classes are designed to be fun and freewheeling, even as I educate and inspire people to cook. Depending on the season, I might be sharing a spring-inspired Japanese menu, a Summery Veg Grilling class, a Fall menu brimming with the harvest, or a Wintry foray into comforting whole foods dishes. I also speak on food and health throughout the region. For an up-to date list of classes and appearances, click on Upcoming Events.


I am available to speak on whole grains, whole foods, and eating well. I have presented before large groups of people, on a variety of topics, to great reviews.



For more information, contact robin@robinasbell.com or her representative, angela@mgbliterary.net

Private Chef

I have been working as Private Chef since the early 90’s. I design gorgeous and healthy meals and menus that I prepare in the home of a client family. To check on my availability for in-home services, or for a referral to another Personal or Private Chef in the Minneapolis area, contact me at robin@robinasbell.com.

Robin Asbell
Chef, Author, Speaker, Instructor