American Chef. Author. Television Personality. She's known for bringing French cuisine to the American Public through her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking.
She was a pioneer in many ways and for great reason, but I was mesmerized by her being an entire experience. She embodied whatever role she played and shared her passion openly and with excellence. She was delightful and looked like so much fun to be around; I'm sure I'm not the only one who wished they could have met her. She united food lovers in a unique and quirky way, while never losing sight of the history of cuisine and food itself. She certainly made me feel at home through her show, and always reminded me to have FUN.