Resides in St. Paul, Minnesota
Host of ‘The Splendid Table’ on public radio
Wrote ‘The Splendid Table (1992)’ and ‘The Italian Country Table (1999)’
Why she might be annoying
As a young woman, she jumped around from college to college.
She subtitled her first book ‘Recipes from Emilia-Romagna’ (a region in Italy), and then people assumed that was her name.
She complains about how Americans don’t eat healthy food, but she’s on the stocky side herself.
She is often photographed in tight close-up or hiding behind something to conceal her bulk.
Why she might not be annoying
She is an expert in Northern Italian cuisine.
She’s comfortable with French and Chinese cooking techniques as well as Italian.
Her cookbook won both the Julia Child and James Beard awards.
Her show is popular even with listeners who don’t like to cook.
She features a segment where callers list items from their refrigerator and she turns them into a recipe on the spot.
She did a segment on a consumer-reports show where she blew the lid off the corrupt oven industry.
Credit: Wieland Kalligaro
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