Barbara has a degree in painting and printmaking from the University of Minnesota, and also studied painting and drawing at the University of California, Berkeley, and in Florence, Italy.
BarbaraJacobs is an author, painter, and cooking instructor.
Barbara and her husband Leonard have studied culinary arts for over three decades, with an emphasis on natural vegetarian-based meals. They have managed restaurants, studied cooking with master chefs, and taught cooking to hundreds of students.
Their book, Cooking with Seitan provides an introduction to a versatile food. The book explains, step-by-step, how seitan can be made, stored, and used. It also includes over 250 kitchen-tested recipes featuring twists on traditional and international favorites.
Barbara is also involved in fine arts and design. She is actively involved as an architectural color consultant and is an accredited color consultant of the IACC (International Association of Color Consultants/Designers). _