Ann Willan

Born in Newcastle, England, Anne Willan received her Masters degree from Cambridge University, then studied and taught cooking in London and Paris before moving to the United States.

Cookbook Author Ann Willan

Anne was associate editor at Gourmet and food editor of the Washington Star. In 1999, the International Association of Culinary Professionals recognized Anne with their prestigious Lifetime Achievement award. In 2000, at the American Food and Entertainment Awards, Bon Appétit magazine named Anne “Cooking Teacher of the Year.” Anne has served as President of the International Association of Culinary Professionals and has been a trustee, and is now an honorary trustee, of the Culinary Trust. She has also served on the Corporation of the Culinary Institute of America and is a board member of COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food and The Arts in Napa, California.

Anne Willan has written over a dozen internationally published cookbooks, including The Country Cooking of France, Anne Willan’s The Good Cook, From My Château Kitchen which introduces readers to life in Burgundy and to Anne’s cooking at Château du Feÿ. Other well-known books include Cooking with Wine, the influential La Varenne Pratique and the profusely illustrated step-by-step Look and Cook series in 17 volumes. Anne’s international outreach, with books published in two dozen countries and translated into 18 languages, makes her one of the most internationally renowned of today’s cooking authorities.