Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author and judge, international cooking teacher and chef. Her award-winning PBS series, “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class” and “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence” shares her love of cooking with a national TV audience. Her newest TV series “Joanne Weir Gets Fresh” began airing nationally in January 2015. Joanne’s first cookbook, "From Tapas to Meze" (Crown, 1994) was nominated for a James Beard Award and selected by Julia Child as one of her 12 personal favorites out of 1,000 cookbooks published that year. Her latest cookbook, "Kitchen Gypsy: Recipes and Stories from a Lifelong Romance with Food" (Oxmoor House, 2015) pairs 100 new recipes and 250 photographs with her favorite food memories.