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Martha Hall Foose

Author, culinary educator, and raconteuse

Martha Hall Foose is an author, culinary educator, storyteller and contributor to the World Tomato Society. Her debut book, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook, won the 2009 James Beard Award for American Cooking and the Southern Independent Booksellers Award. Her culinary career launched at Square Books Café in Mississippi (USA), reading and preparing recipes from newly released cookbooks. This led to work in restaurants, including Campanile/La Brea Bakery in Los Angeles (California, USA), and study in Paris at the École Lenôtre. Returning home to Mississippi (USA), she launched Bottletree Bakery, growing it into a Southern institution. Additional culinary adventures range from safari camp cooking in South Africa to working as a pastry chef at the acclaimed Bayona in New Orleans (USA). With two additional books and co-writing credit on many other award-winning cookbooks, Martha is always looking for what’s next.


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