Cookbook author and editor Martha Holmberg found her calling as a cook in Denver, Colorado. She spent three years in Paris where she received the Grand Diplôme from Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne. Martha has been an editor and author of many cookbooks and magazines over the years, including editor-in-chief of Fine Cooking magazine for 11 years. Most recently, her book Modern Sauces was nominated for both a James Beard award and an IACP award. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon, and travels the country sharing her passion for both cooking and writing.