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Lucinda Scala Quinn

G rowning up in a big Italian family on her father’s side, it was hard for Lucinda Scala Quinn not to be psyched about food. Her mother, Rose, always cooked simple, fresh food for her family.

Cookbook Author Lucinda Scala Quinn

Lucinda’s love of cooking started at those family meals and blossomed into a career as a chef, cooking teacher, caterer, author and food writer. Scala Quinn is currently the Executive Director of Food and Entertaining at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, host of a weekly food radio show EatDrink and former co-host of Every Day Food. Scala Quinn has written three books, Lucinda’s Rustic Italian Kitchen, Lucinda’s Authentic Jamaican Kitchen and MAD Hungry: Feeding Men & Boys, out in 2010, that all feature the food I cook and love: recipes big on flavor and low on fuss. Scala Quinn will star in a new television show, MAD Hungry with Lucinda Scala Quinn, which explores Scala Quinn’s continuing journey as a mom on a mission to bring back the family meal and do it in an accessible, affordable and easy way. She admits that we all lead busy lives nowadays but our meals with our loved ones shouldn’t suffer.