A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Miriam was the first woman in the kitchens of NYC's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. She's also former food editor of Weight Watchers Magazine. Her first cookbook, Grains, was published in 1995. She writes a food and garden column "Miriam's Garden" for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and contributes to their food pages. Her work has appeared in Prevention, Redbook, Working Woman, Working Mother and Woman's Day. She was line-editor for the Encyclopedia of Jewish Food and has contributed to The Encyclopedia of Appalachia and The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Food and Drink Vol. 2. Her new book, Tomatoes: A Savor the South ™ Cookbook was published in March 2013 by the University of North Carolina Press.