Meredith Deeds & Carla Snyder

Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder

With over 30 years combined experience in the food industry, Meredith and Carla's energetic approach to cooking has changed thousands of students from the "I can't cook" mentality to "I love to cook." Their combined passion for great food is preceded only by their enthusiasm for helping individuals gain confidence in their cooking skills via their cooking classes, books and magazine articles.

The duo joined forces back in 2002, while teaching at the same cooking school in Cleveland and have since written 6 books including the bestselling The Mixer Bible (Robert Rose, 2005), the James Beard nominated The Big Book of Appetizers (Chronicle Books, 2006) and the most recent 300 Sensational Soups (Robert Rose, 2008) which was chosen by Good Morning America as one of the 10 best cookbooks in 2008. In addition to their 5 cookbooks, Meredith and Carla have also written together for publications such as Bon Appétit, Family Fun, Better Homes and Gardens, Chile Pepper and Coastal Living.

Latest Blog Posts

Bacon Rolled Chicken Thighs with Barley Risotto

“It isn’t often that the words “roll” and “thigh” combine to such harmonious delight. Envision juicy dark meat wrapped in creamy slices of fat streaked bacon. Once browned in a blazing hot pan the bacon tightens to hold the meat snugly. Then comes a steamy bath in sherry-scented barley risotto, cooked slowly to succulent tenderness.” [...]

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Kitchen Tour

I’ve always been a voyeur of sorts. As a child, I loved to ride in the back seat of the car at night peering into brightly lit homes while making up stories about the lives of the people who lived there. I’d wonder if those bright yellow walls in the living room made for a happy [...]

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