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Cynthia Graubart is a food writer, James Beard Award winning cookbook author, speaker, former cooking show television producer, and most-recently the author of her 8th cookbook, Sunday Suppers for Oxmoor House (November 2017).
Named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017, she shares her passion for her home state and its bountiful produce and products with her audiences across many platforms, including recipe development for the nationwide Atlanta-based meal kit service PeachDish. A frequent guest chef, private event chef, and personal chef, she brings a taste of the south to every dish she creates and serves, and joined her fellow Georgia Grown Executive Chefs to cook at the James Beard House in June 2017. She and Nathalie Dupree wrote the best-selling (and James Beard Award winning) Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking (Gibbs-Smith 2012).
After achieving her BA in Journalism at the University of Georgia, and studying for her MA at the University of Florida, Cynthia Graubart launched her television cooking show career producing Nathalie Dupree’s first national public television series New Southern Cooking. Traveling around the South, researching the crops and products of the region for the series, Cynthia continued for more than 10 years producing and consulting for television cooking programs, chefs, and well known best-selling authors. From concept to script to production to editing, Cynthia’s big-picture vision combined with her hands-on skills, creating long-lasting how-to productions. Once her children reached school age, Cynthia turned briefly to public relations, gaining valuable marketing skills that would support her future endeavors.
Leaving her television career to be a stay-at-home mom inspired her to write her first book, The One-Armed Cook: For New and Not-So-New Moms (Meredith Books 2004) based on her experience doing everything with a baby on her hip. Co-authored with Catherine Fliegel, the two became founding food editors of Nickelodeon’s parenting portal ParentsConnect. Writing for parenting magazines, speaking to parents around the country, and teaching cooking classes inspired them to help families struggling to make mealtime a reality in their lives.
Cynthia Graubart is passionate about food – from researching its origins, writing recipes, teaching technique, to bringing families together at the table. She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and has spoken at its annual conference and is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (LDEI). She and her husband, Cliff, who owns the Old New York Book Shop, regularly travel to Book Festivals and host book store owners as well as authors on a regular basis in their Atlanta home. They have a full bar always at the ready. Follow her on social media and visit her at www.cynthiagraubart.com