Noted cookbook author and internationally acclaimed proponent of vegetarian cooking, Deborah Madison will be the featured guest at the Friends’ annual celebration. Formerly the manager of the farmers market in Santa Fe and co-founder of the Monte del Sol Edible Kitchen Garden, Madison has a long-abiding passion for local/regional foods and those who produce them.
She has worked as a chef, teacher, consultant, and cookbook author. Her first restaurant job was at Chez Panisse, after which she opened Greens restaurant in San Francisco, one of the earliest farm-to-table restaurants. She is the author of 14 books, including Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from Americas Farmers’ Markets, The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, and Vegetable Literacy.