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Cynthia Graubart is a James Beard Foundation Award-winning cookbook author, cooking teacher, and culinary television producer. With decades of experience behind her, Cynthia has produced live multi-camera television specials, in-studio culinary television series, and on-location packages. From producing, to directing, to editing, she has hands-on knowledge of every type of production environment, and she has produced more than a dozen pilot packages for renowned cookbook authors. She produced the ground-breaking nationally distributed cooking series Nathalie Dupree’s New Southern Cooking and was nominated for a Georgia Emmy Award.
In front of the camera, Cynthia shares her passion for helping families spend more time at the dinner table together. She has appeared on Fox & Friends, Hallmark’s Home & Family, NY1, syndicated Daytime TV Show, and frequently appears on morning shows.
Cynthia most recently authored her 13th cookbook, Zucchini Love for Storey Publishers, a division of Workman in concert with her previous two books with Storey, Blueberry Love and Strawberry Love. She and Nathalie Dupree wrote the best-selling (and James Beard Foundation Award of Excellence-winning) Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking. Cynthia received a M.F.K. Fisher Food Writing Award for the introduction to Chicken: A Savor the South Cookbook.
Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, SeriousEats.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Southern Living, and Taste of the South, among many others.
Named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for 2017 she joined her fellow appointees to cook at the James Beard House in June 2017. She returned in October 2019 to co-led an all-female team of chefs in celebration of Nathalie Dupree’s 80th Birthday.
Cynthia is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a professional culinary organization with the mission to help foster the education of women in the culinary arts and related fields. She is the chair of the Broadcast Committee for the James Beard Awards and is currently at work on a history of community cookbooks in Georgia. Join Cynthia online at cynthiagraubart.com.