About the Author
Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is established as one of America’s preeminent authorities on French cooking. She is president of the Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, which she founded in Paris in 1975 and which is now based in Burgundy at Chateau du Fey. She is also director of La Varenne at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Anne has more than 30 years’ experience as a teacher, cookbook author, culinary historian, and food columnist. Her many books include the prize-winning La Varenne Pratique and the Look & Cook volumes featured in the 26-part PBS series. Her most recent book is Cook It Right. Anne has served as president of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (which honored her in 1999 with its Lifetime Achievement Award) and she is on the Board of the American Center for Wine, Food and the Arts in Napa, California.