Maria Isabella

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Maria Isabella is a chef and an award-winning writer and author of two bestselling cookbooks: Chefs & Company and In the Kitchen with Cleveland's Favorite Chefs. She has 30+ years' creative experience in advertising, marketing, and social media, plus a degree in Communications. She's also a tester for America's Test Kitchen and Bon Appétit, as well as a judge for the IACP awards, cookbook reviewer for Penguin Random House, special projects editor for Vitamix, freelance writer for Edible Cleveland, board member of the Cleveland chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier, and member of the James Beard Foundation.


Maria Isabella's Books

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CHEFS & COMPANY (2017): This incredible, never-before-assembled collection of recipes offers a rare and exciting glimpse into the private home kitchens of 75 national culinary superstars as they prepare show-stopping meals for their own last-minute guests in an hour or less.

For example, Curtis Stone whips up delicious Charcoal-Grilled Rib Eye Steaks & Boccolini, while Stephanie Izard prepares a fabulous Stir-Fried Eggplant and Sesame Cucumber Salad. For her choice, Naomi Pomeroy makes a mouthwatering Pasta Amatriciana. These aren't complicated, fussy recipes. They're stress-free dishes the chefs fall back on to impress those closest to them—and ones you can easily duplicate in your own home kitchen.

With more than 180 personal recipes, secret tips, inside advice, beverage pairings, and music playlists—plus gorgeous full-color photos—you're set up for success no matter the occasion. After all, it’s only a matter of time before someone special drops by.

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