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In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs is my very first book. What's it all about? Here's what's being said:

"Have you ever wondered what your favorite local chefs cook at home? What they prepare for their own family and friends? What they whip up when truly pressed for time? The secret's finally out as In The Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs takes you into the private kitchens of 35 local culinary greats to discover what's really cooking.

"Author and food enthusiast Maria Isabella posed the same challenge to each featured chef: If you were suddenly to get a call at home from good friends who wanted to stop by, what would you prepare for them in one hour or less? ... [Maria's] profiles of each chef offer fascinating insights into everything from personal life stories to tips for successful last-minute entertaining.

"Filled with informative tips and clear step-by-step instructions using local ingredients and familiar techniques, In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs gives busy home cooks and foodies alike the tools and confidence they need to entertain just like the pros."


Available at Amazon,

Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million,

and Kent State University Press