Marjorie Gelb has enjoyed finding and cooking wonderful recipes for more than forty years. Her professional colleagues know her as a full-time attorney who can make a mean chocolate dessert. Her children
know her as a dedicated mother who can cook anything under the sun. Marjorie prepared dinner for her family every night of her working life (except when she had board meetings), and acquired her self-taught lazy cooking technique at the stovetop. As for the culinary basics, she picked those up while taking cooking classes at the Cordon Bleu in Paris, while studying with Countess Marie de Broglie in France, and from Josephine Araldo in San Francisco. Now she enjoys cooking on a smaller scale for herself and her husband, and sporadically on a larger scale for her family and friends.
Josie A. G. Shapiro learned that cooking is a relaxing, no-hassle joy at her mother’s apron strings. Addicted to the wooden spoon at a young age, Josie is an avid Cooking Contester. Among other prizes she won a month-long trip to France, several Slow Cookers, more aprons than she can count, and almost enough dollars in prize money to constitute a (very) part-time job. She works full time and prides herself on cooking lazy dinners for her husband, daughter, and various impromptu guests.