Chef, cookbook author, and healthy cuisine advocate who served as Director of Food Services at Neiman-Marcus.
She attended Skidmore College and later worked as a dietitian at New York's Cornell Medical Center.
She was the first female chef to receive the prestigious Golden Plate Award.
She was born in Benson, New York, and eventually moved to Texas. She died in Dallas at age seventy-one.
In a Los Angeles Times article, she was compared to famous chef Julia Child.