Mary Risley is founder and owner of Tante Marie's Cooking School in San Francisco, California. Inspired by Julia Child, Mary established her school in 1979, after teaching cooking to friends in her apartment for many years. Mary currently oversees the school's operations and travels frequently, giving cooking demonstrations throughout the U.S. and Canada. A regular contributor to Bon Appetit, Mary also writes for Saveur and The San Francisco Chronicle.
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