Tammy-Sirkis Ackerman, food journalist and second-generation cook-book author, is a regular guest on TV and radio programs, and leading internet websites (Ynet, Tnuva, Sirkis and others).
Tammy began her career as a speaker in cooking classes for cooking enthusiasts. In contrast to other chefs, Tammy specializes in teaching simple and quick cooking for families. Her cooking classes are acclaimed as an excellent opportunity to learn several new recipes, enjoy a tasty meal, and have a good laugh.
In recent years, Tammy has appeared in a large variety of culinary events – ranging from culture and cooking stage performances, appearances at women´s performing arts festivals, and humorous speaking engagements and demonstrations at private events.
Tammy Sirkis has a BA in Economics and Business Administration, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Her extensive experience covers a stint in the advertising industry as a planner and account agent, a production and publications manager at the Ruth Sirkis Publications, and a host of additional projects and ventures.
Tammy Sirkis offers a colorful cooking performance on stage. Stage scenery includes a complete kitchen equipped with counters, and working range and oven. A photographer captures a close-up of Sirkis´s hands throughout the show, which is seen on a big screen on stage. The performance includes demonstrations how to prepare typical modern Israeli dishes from all cultures and sects, with flair and charm. In addition Tammy adds humorous accounts, explanations and information on the diverse range of today´s Israeli cuisine. The show is accompanied by Popular Foods from Israel, a cook book, complete with mouth-watering photographs and detailed explanations written by Ruth Sirkis, and available in English, French, Spanish, German, Russian and Japanese. The show requires advance preparations in conjunction with a local catering firm that prepares food for audience tasting. An even richer and more diverse performance is possible by combining additional stage performers such as musicians, story-tellers, vocalists or dancers. Sponsors from various fields can also be integrated into the shows.
Tammy infuses her talks and shows with her own natural brand of humor and the wisdom of a full-time mom who loves to cook and entertain, without relinquishing an active career in writing, television production, show business, and culinary consultancy to corporate clients.