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June 2014

June 10 and 11, 2014
Special Guest Chefs
Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough
Bruce and Mark are the most published (and most entertaining) food writing team in North America.

They are Award-Winning Authors of 21 cookbooks including:

  • GRAIN MAINS: 101 SURPRISING AND SATISFYING WHOLE GRAIN MAIN COURSE RECIPES FOR EVERY MEAL OF THE DAY
  • THE COMPLETE QUICK COOK
  • REAL FOOD HAS CURVES: HOW TO GET OFF PROCESSED FOOD, LOSE WEIGHT, AND LOVE WHAT YOU EAT
  • GOAT: MEAT MILK CHEESE
  • HAM: AN OBSESSION WITH THE HIND QUARTER – JAMES BEARD AWARD NOMINE 2011
  • COOKING KNOW-HOW — GOURMAND AWARD WINNER FOR BEST EASY RECIPES IN THE WORLD at the PARIS BOOK SHOW 2010
  • THE ULTIMATE COOK BOOK - a 900-recipe compendium cookbook plus a ten-volume, single-subject companion series which includes
  • THE ULTIMATE ICE CREAM BOOK – the #1 best selling ice cream book.
  • COOKING FOR TWO
  • PIZZA: GRILL IT, BAKE IT, LOVE IT!
  • GREAT GRILLING

In January 2014 Bruce and Mark will publish The Great American Slow Cooker Book with 500 recipes that work in every size slow cooker.

In September 2014 they will publish The Vegetarian Dinner Party – 150 meatless dishes good enough for company.

In March 2015 look for their book The Great American Pressure Cooker Book with 500 recipes that work for stove top and electric models.

Bruce and mark are also featured monthly columnists on weightwatchers.com (Sundays In The Kitchen With Bruce and Mark) and are regular contributors to Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, and many more national publications.

They find their piece on 10 acres in rural Litchfield County, CT along with some local moose and Collie named Dreydl.

 

Friday, June 13, 2014
Cooking Session
With Guest Chef: Joanne Weir
Joanne Weir is a television personality, James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and judge, international cooking teacher and chef. In her successful award-winning PBS series, “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class” and her new series “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence”, Joanne’s love of teaching cooking and working side-by-side with someone takes center stage.  Joanne’s newest book “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence” was released Winter 2012 by Taunton Press. 

In 2012, Weir opened Copita, a modern Mexican restaurant and tequileria in Sausalito, California partnering with restaurateur extraordinaire, Larry Mindel.  Her other new venture, Joanne Weir Wines, was launched in 2011.  In her online wine business, Joanne works with artisanal wine makers from California and around the world producing award-winning wines. 

In 2012, Joanne was appointed by Hillary Clinton and the State Department to the American Chef Corp, a group of 80 American chefs named to promote world relations through food. 

Awarded the very first IACP Cooking Teacher Award of Excellence in 1996, Joanne shares a lifetime of experience that flavors everything she touches. Her first book, From Tapas to Meze (Crown, 1994,) was nominated for a James Beard Award and selected by Julia Child as one of her 12 personal favorites out of 1000 cookbooks published that year.  A revised version of From Tapas to Meze (Ten Speed Press, 2004) was re-released and won the 2004 Gourmand World Cookbook Award for Best Mediterranean Cookbook.

From there she went on to publish many books including James Beard nominated You Say Tomato (Broadway Books 1998).  Her talents were finally brought to life in the PBS series “Weir Cooking in the Wine Country”, shot on location in the Napa Valley. The companion book, Weir’s More Cooking in the Wine Country (Simon & Schuster, 2001) went on to garner a James Beard Award nomination and an IACP Cookbook Award nomination. Joanne’s adopted hometown, San Francisco, is the culinary setting for “Weir Cooking in the City”, her 26-part PBS series and companion book (Simon & Schuster, 2004) for which she received a James Beard Award.  Her latest cookbooks include, “Wine Country Cooking” (Ten Speed Press, 2008) and “Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites” (Ten Speed Press, 2009).

Joanne has been featured on numerous television shows including The Today Show, Good Morning America and Fox to name a few.  In 2012, Joanne was named Consulting Editor-at-Large of Fine Cooking Magazine.  .She also writes for many national magazines including, Cooking Light, Bon Appétit, Better Homes and Gardens, Food & Wine, AARP The Magazine and Sunset Magazine.  In 2012, Joanne acted as host of the Martha Stewart Cooking Live radio show on Sirius FM.   


Joanne spent five years cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California and studied with Madeleine Kamman in France and was awarded a Master Chef Diploma with honors. Her ultimate calling has been in her teaching which has taken her throughout the United States, as well as all over the world,-- Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK, South America, Mexico and Canada.  She spends several months of the year touring the globe sharing her extensive background with regard to nutrition, food theory and technique, in particular Mediterranean cuisine and the regional foods of the U.S. All these elements come alive in her thoughtful classes as well as her delightful words and television series.

For more information about Joanne, visit www.joanneweir.com
Twitter: @joanneweircook
Facebook Fan Page: Joanne Weir