Karen Hess

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Birthday
11, 1918
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
May 15, 2007 (88)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1918
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
May 15, 2007 (88)

About

Known for her works The Taste of America (1977) and The Carolina Rice Kitchen: The African Connection (1992), this food and history writer was one of several founders of an organization known as The Culinary Historians of New York.

Before Fame

She earned a degree in music from Humboldt State University in California.

Trivia

She penned the introduction to a 1996 edition of Amelia Simmons' 1796 cookbook American Cookery.

Family Life

Her husband and Taste of America co-author, John L. Hess, worked as a journalist for the New York Times.

Associated With

She was a vocal critic of Julia Child and several other famous chefs.