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IN MOTHER’S KITCHEN: Celebrated Women Chefs Share Beloved Family Recipes
By Ann Cooper and Lisa M. Holmes
BEHIND EVERY GREAT CHEF IS A GREAT MOTHER
It is in the kitchen where we make our first childhood taste discoveries, where we learn our first cooking lessons, where we learn that food nourishes the soul as much as it feeds the body.
More than just a cookbook, In Mother’s Kitchen is a testament to the many ways a mother can shape a child’s life through cooking. Time spent side-by-side in the kitchen creates a life-long bond that an impressionable child never forgets. Stirring the soup, being allowed to roll out a bit of pastry, preparing carefully chosen vegetables, arranging a platter, and of course, bringing finished dishes to the table to the acclaim of a hungry and appreciative family provide a child with tangible lessons in nurturing, and the satisfaction inherent in doing so.
In the case of the women who contributed to In Mother’s Kitchen, these vivid impressions motivated careers in kitchens of their own, influencing both how and why they cook for a living. In this heartwarming collection, more than fifty celebrated woman chefs and culinary professionals share cherished heirloom recipes seasoned with vivid memories of what makes these recipes so special. Perfect for a Mother’s Day Story!
- Lidia Bastianich
- Traci des Jardins
- Susan Feniger
- Gale Gand
- Rozanne Gold
- Joyce Goldstein
- Kerry L. Heffernan
- Edna Lewis
- Zarela Martinez
- Mary Sue Milliken
- Sara Moulton
- Debra Ponzek
- Amy Scherber
- Alice Waters
- Sherry Yard
About the Authors:
Ann Cooper is a founding member and former president of the prestigious Women Chef and Restaurateur’s Association, and was one of the first fifty women certified as an Executive Chef by the educational arm of the American Culinary Federation. She is the author of two previous books including A Woman’s Place is in the Kitchen: The Evolution of Women Chefs, and has been featured in Gourmet, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Boston Globe, and Women’s Day. Cooper’s cause celebre has been the transformation of cafeterias into culinary classrooms for students—one school lunch at a time. As the former Executive Chef and Director of Wellness and Nutrition at The Ross School in East Hampton (NY) Cooper developed a school lunch curriculum centered on regional, organic, seasonal, and sustainable meals—an approach to student nutrition that she is working to spread across the nation.
Lisa M. Holmes is the author of eleven Arthur Frommer travel guides, and has received favorable mention in National Geographic Traveler and Gourmet magazines. An alumna of Wellesley College, Holmes graduated first in her class from the Culinary Institute of America, and received the school’s prestigious President’s Scholarship. Holmes writes for culinary organizations including The Culinary Institute of America, Indian Harvest Specialtifoods, and Chefs Collaborative, and co-authored Bitter Harvest: A Chef’s Perspective on the Hidden Dangers in the Foods We Eat and What You Can do About It with Ann Cooper.
Serial rights are available, and author Ann Cooper is available for talks, appearances, and cooking demos. Please contact Pam Sommers for details at 212 387 3465 or email@example.com
Book must be credited as follows: IN MOTHER’S KITCHEN: Celebrated Women Chefs Share Beloved Family Recipes by Ann Cooper and Lisa M. Holmes, Rizzoli New York 2005.
IN MOTHER’S KITCHEN: Celebrated
Women Chefs Share Beloved Family Recipes
By Ann Cooper and Lisa M. Holmes
Rizzoli New York
240 pages, 7 1/2” X 9 1/8”
50 duotone photographs
$29.95 US; $42.95 Canadian
Publication date: May 2005
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