TIO Introduces Polymath Chef Dr. Susanna Hoffman To Its Food Pages

SusannaatMicheles Telluride local, Dr. Susanna Hoffman is an anthropologist, (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley), and the author, co-author, or author/editor of ten books, five non-fiction, five on cooking, and two ethnographic films.

The list of her food titles includes “The Olives and the Caper: Adventures in Greek Cooking,” (Workman 2004), “The Well-filled Microwave,” (Workman, 1996),  “The Well-Filled Tortilla,” (Workman, 1990), “Good and Plenty-America’s New Home Cooking,” (Harper Row, 1988), and the forthcoming “America’s Big Bold Food,” the later four all co-authored with Victoria Wise.

Susanna has written numerous papers, articles, columns, and reviews for collective volumes, food magazines, popular magazines, newspapers, and academic journals. She appears frequently on television and radio shows, such as “Good Morning America,” “Oprah,” “Discovery,” “The Food Network,” CNN, PBS, and gives numerous public addresses both nationally and internationally on disaster, food, food history, and other topics. She also gives cooking demonstrations.

In 2001, Susanna was the first recipient of the Fulbright Foundation’s new Aegean Initiative grant shared between Greece and Turkey, where she worked on the disaster issues facing both countries. She was one of the first owners of world famous Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley and, with Victoria Wise, owned The Good and Plenty Café in Oakland, California.

Between 2004 and present, Susanna made appearances in over fifty cities and seven countries. Telluride is home whenever the peripatetic author/scholar gets to kick off her shoes.

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