Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Host of The Splendid Table
produced by Minnesota Public Radio and Tom Voegeli Productions,
distributed by Public Radio International

Lynne Rossetto Kasper
Food authority Lynne Rossetto Kasper brings more than 20 years of professional experience to her work as writer, teacher, and lecturer. She is the author of "The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food," the 1993 Cookbook of the Year, and the first book to win both The Julia Child Best Cookbook of the Year Award and The James Beard 1993 Cookbook of the Year, as well as Italy's prestigious Maria Luigia, Duchessa of Parma Prize for International Journalism, and the Julia Child Best First Book Award.

Lynne appeared on "Julia Child's Master Chefs" in 1995. She's been featured on "Good Morning America," "The Frugal Gourmet," "The Home Show," in Newsweek, The New York Times, European Travel & Life, and in media across the country. Her radio special, "Lynne Rossetto Kasper's Fourth of July Table," produced by Minnesota Public Radio, was broadcast nationwide in 1994 and 1995 by Public Radio International.

The James Beard Foundation calls Lynne, "a riveting storyteller, who combines deep scholarship with contagious passion for her subject." She creates theatrical events in her lectures on northern Italian food and culture at The Smithsonian Institution, and throughout the country. A cooking teacher with two decades of experience, The James Beard Foundation named Lynne one of the 12 Best American Cooking Teachers of 1988. She has written for The New York Times, Newsday, The Washington Post, Bon Appetit, The Ladies' Home Journal, and The Los Angeles Times.

A native of the New York area, Lynne began her career in New York City during the late 1960's, where she taught, wrote, and consulted. After moving to Denver, Colorado in 1976, she created a cooking school that became the largest in the state. In 1981 she began a nearly five-year stay in Europe, teaching, researching food history, and working with chefs, home cooks, scientists, folkorists, historians, and the culinary artisans still producing traditional foods in the old ways.

Today, Lynne is the host of the nationally broadcast radio show The Splendid Table with Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Public Radio's food pragram and winner of the 1998 James Beard Award for Best National Radio Show on Food.

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