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Joanne Weir: PBS Cooking Pro

Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, chef and television personality and teacher. In the 2nd season of her new 26-part PBS series, "Joanne Weir's Cooking Class," her love of teaching cooking takes center stage. She uses her own home kitchen once again as the classroom as she works with each real student for a hands-on cooking lesson, always using the most seasonal and fresh ingredients available.

Awarded the very first IACP Julia Child Cooking Teacher Award of Excellence in 1999, Joanne shares a lifetime of experience that flavors everything she touches. Her first book, "From Tapas to Meze" was selected by Julia Child as one of her 12 personal favorites out of 1000 published in 1994. She went on to publish a series of books for WIlliams Sonoma in 1997, called, "Seasonal Celebrations," "You Say Tomato," and "Weir Cooking: Recipes From The Wine Country."

Joanne's talents were then brought to life on PBS in "Weir Cooking In The Wine Country," shot in the Napa Valley. Her companion book, "Weir's More Cooking In The Wine Country" garnered both James Beard and IACP Cookbook Award nominations. San Francisco, Joanne's adopted hometown, is the setting for "Weir Cooking In The City," her 26 part PBS series and companion book. which won a James Beard Award in 2005. Joanne's latest book, "Wine Country Cooking," (2008) is the companion book to the current season of "Joanne Weir's Cooking Class," currently airing on PBS.

Joanne's call to teaching leads her on 6 month adventures around the world each year. www.joanneweir.com