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Cooking Basics For Dummies, 5th Edition by Bryan Miller, Marie Rama

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About the Authors

Bryan Miller is a food and wine writer and a former restaurant critic for The New York Times. He has written and cowritten 11 books. In the past 25 years, he has received numerous awards, including three writing awards from the James Beard Foundation as well as the organization’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He is president of the Miller Dining Group, a restaurant consulting company.

Marie Rama grew up in the restaurant business surrounded by a large Italian family of food professionals and entrepreneurs. She has worked as a pastry chef, a recipe tester, and an account executive and spokesperson for national companies and associations such as Tabasco Sauce, the United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, Korbel Champagne, and Sunkist Growers. In addition to Cooking Basics For Dummies, Marie also wrote Grilling For Dummies with John Mariani (published by Wiley) and Bacon Nation with Peter Kaminsky (Workman Publishing). Marie has two sons, Nicholas and William, and lives in Yonkers, New York, with her husband and literary agent, Mark Reiter.

Dedication

From Marie: To Mark Reiter, who first set me on the Cooking For Dummies journey.

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