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About Martha Foose

News alert: Cooking Light just named Screen Doors and Sweet Tea one of the Top 100 Cookbooks of the Last 25 Years!

Gifted chef and storyteller Martha Hall Foose brings you into her world by sharing stories and recipes that capture the landscape, people, and traditions that make Southern cuisine an American favorite.

Martha's infectious charm and gracious, easygoing manner have made her a star in the "foodie" world. A favorite guest on numerous cooking shows, Martha has also appeared on Good Morning America and The CBS Early Show.

Martha is a captivating speaker, bringing a unique combination of her accomplished understanding of Southern cuisine and her natural ability to connect with audiences of all types. She is educational, funny, and always engaging.

Not just a fun personality, Martha has received tremendous accolades from the American culinary community, including a James Beard Foundation Book Award for her inaugural cookbook Screen Doors and Sweet Tea: Recipes and Tales from a Southern Cook, which was also included on's Best Books of 2008 list.

Top Reviews for Martha Foose

"A treasure chest of superb recipes, and her stories of growing up in Mississippi have the unmistakably Southern cadence of tales swapped across the dinner table. The book has given us a new appreciation for the genius of Delta cuisine and, even better, it has us yearning to cook, gather friends, and tell stories." — Matt Lee and Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook

"If you've got a rocker on the front porch, get into it; if not, settle into your favorite chair. In either case, fix yourself a long drink and give yourself the pleasure of spending a little time with Martha Foose on her Mississippi farm before you head into the kitchen. Martha is that delightful combination of charming storyteller and darn good cook, and in this book you get generous servings of each. Both are delicious." — Dorie Greenspan, author of Baking: From My Home to Yours

"This book takes me back to the things I loved about my childhood in the rural South. I can't wait to get copies for my mother and aunts. I love it." — John Besh, chef/owner of Restaurant August, Besh Steak, Luke, and La Provence

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