Cookbook Author Lynn Kirsche Shapiro
Mar03

Cookbook Author Lynn Kirsche Shapiro

For cookbook author Lynn Kirsche Shapiro writing Food Family and Tradition was an opportunity to tell her family’s story through her mother’s recipes and a family history begun as her late father’s autobiography. A true labor of love. The first part of the book is a heartfelt family memoir including individual biographies with period photos and fascinating remembrances in historical context about Jewish life,...

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Interview With Cookbook Author Reyna Simnegar
Feb24

Interview With Cookbook Author Reyna Simnegar

The love of a particular cuisine comes into people’s  lives in different ways. For some it begins in childhood standing on a stool in the kitchen helping Mom or Grandma cook special family meals. For Reyna Simnegar, author of Persian Food from The Non-Persian Bride, the story of how she developed a passion for Persian food is as much a part of her cookbook as its recipes or stunning photography. Reyna’s story begins when a...

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Interview With Author Rick Woodford
Jan19

Interview With Author Rick Woodford

They say people come into your life for a reason. Perhaps the same is true for books…including books about food. When Lisa Ekus learned my Westie Max was ill she kindly sent a copy of a cookbook of recipes for dogs – Feed Your Best Friend Better by Rick Woodford. Rick’s story is compelling. His enthusiam for his canine clients jumps out from the pages. It is our pleasure to bring you Rick’s story. Diva Foodies:...

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Interview With Chef John Verlinden
Jan05

Interview With Chef John Verlinden

We love reading cookbooks especially those that include stories behind the food and people. In our humble opinon, Chef John Verlinden created a new genre in the world of literary food that reinforces food, family, culture and history are interrelated. In our interview, Chef tells us the story-behind-the-story of his cookbook To Cook Is To Love including lessons learned from his amzing menor Mami Aida. He also also gives new chefs some...

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Interview with Chef Virginia Willis
Nov21

Interview with Chef Virginia Willis

I am excited to share this special interview with Chef Virginia Willis. As the new kid on social media food block it’s especially exciting to meet Super Hero Chefs. It’s even more of a thrill when they turn out to be as gracious and kind as they are talented in the kitchen … as is Chef  Virginia Willis. In our interview Chef Willis takes us into her world of working with some of the best chefs like Julia Child,...

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