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Meredith says she rarely misses a cup of tea in the afternoon. “It’s possibly the best part of being able to work at home,” she says, adding, “And of course, what is a cup of tea without a cookie? And really, what is a cookie if it’s not chocolate?”
Meredith Deeds is a cooking teacher, cookbook author, freelance writer, recipe developer and spokesperson who has been teaching cooking for more than 20 years.
With her culinary partner Carla Snyder, Meredith is the author of four books. These include the recently published Take-Our Menu Book as well as The Big Book of Appetizers, which was nominated for a James Beard Award, The Mixer Bible, and 300 Sensational Soups. Their soup book was named by Good Morning America as one of the 10 best cookbooks for 2008.
Meredith and Carla currently are working on The Little Black Dress Cookbook.
Meredith grew up in the restaurant business and attended the restaurant school at California State Polytechnic University. She then set out to teach cooking, drawing on her personal passion for fresh, seasonal dishes. Her students appreciate her for her “you can do it!” attitude, which she brings to her books, demonstrations, and speeches.
Meredith feels strongly that with confidence many people can express their own creativity in the kitchen.
She has written for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Bon Appétit magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Cooking Light, Chile Pepper Magazine, Prevention, and Family Fun Magazine. She was food editor for Better Health and Living. Meredith has appeared on Good Morning Cleveland, NPR’s 360, The Dallas Morning News, and Fox Morning News, Dallas.
Meredith lives in the great state of Texas. Her website is http://meredithandcarla.com/