Paula Wolfert, a resident of Sonoma, CA, is the author of eight previously published cookbooks, all considered classics. Among them: Couscous and Other Good Food From Morocco, The Cooking of Southwest France, and ﬁve books on Mediterranean cuisine including the much praised Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean. She has won the Julia Child Award three times, The James Beard Award ﬁve times, The M. F. K. Fisher Award, The Tastemaker Award and been a ﬁnalist for the British Andre Simon Award. She is the creator of the open Facebook Moroccan Cooking Group.
The late New York Times food writer Craig Claiborne has written of her: “I think she’s one of the ﬁnest and most inﬂuential cookbook authors in this country. Her recipes are done with incredible accuracy. She brings a sense of wonder to matters of taste. She has an uncommonly ﬁne palate. In sum, she is one of the leading lights in contemporary gastronomy.”