Marilyn Harris is a consultant for the food industry and has appeared in the
national media as a spokesperson and culinary expert. Her call-in cooking show
on WKRC-AM has had a large and devoted listening audience for thirteen years.
She does a daily food commentary on WSAI-radio and writes a featured column in
the Cincinnati Enquirer. Her byline appears frequently in brochures,
pamphlets, and national magazines.
Born in Mississippi and first schooled in the culinary arts in New Orleans,
Harris has studied at the Cordon Bleu School in London, at La Varenne and Bistro
d'Hubert academies in Paris, and with numerous chefs in Lyon. She is also a
very talented cooking teacher in her own rightâ€”as founder of the Fourth Street
Market Cooking School at H&S Pogue's in Cincinnati. One faithful student
describes her as â€œa marvelously creative cook with a charming personality,
enthusiasm for good food, and a never-ending repertoire of fresh ideas.â€
With her solid credentials as an advanced food professional (certification
provided by the International Association of Culinary Professionals—IACP) and
years of experience advising many of the country's leading food producers,
Harris combines impressive culinary skills with a wealth of humor and the
stovetop wisdom of a natural teacher. In addition to recipes that really work,
she provides a healthy sampling of cooking tips, information on food culture and
lore, and advice on ingredients, menus, and entertaining.
Harris believes that cooking should be enjoyable, and her ability to convey
knowledge and excitement about creating good food sets her apart from many
cooks. She savors variety in people as well as food. She has traveled widely
with her husband in Hamburg, Berlin, Marple (Cheshire), and WolfenbÃ¼ttel,
gathering recipesâ€”and storiesâ€”along the way.
She is the author of The Marilyn Harris Cooking School Cookbook, Cooking with Marilyn, and Live! From
Marilyn's Kitchen, all published by Pelican.
Listen to her show on Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern time on WKRC
550 in Cincinnati or worldwide via the Internet at www.55krc.com.