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Kitty Morse

Award-winning author Kitty Morse
(kitty@kittymorse.com) was born in Casablanca, Morocco, of a French mother and British father. She emigrated to the United States at the age of seventeen. While studying for her Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Kitty catered Moroccan diffas, or banquets, and went on to teach the intricacies of Moroccan cuisine in cooking schools and department stores nationwide. In June 2002, she conducted a Culinary Concert on Moroccan culture and cuisine hosted by Julia Child, as a benefit for the Harry Bell Foundation of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP). Since 1983, Kitty has organized an annual tour to Morocco which includes culinary demonstrations in her family home, a Moorish riyad south of Casablanca. She is the author of nine cookbooks.

-The Scent of Orange Blossoms: Sephardic Cuisine from Morocco (Ten Speed Press, 2001). Co-authored with Danielle Mamane. Food photography by Owen Morse
-Nominee, Best Hardcover Category, Jacob's Creek World Food Media Awards, 2003
-Nominee, Best Foreign Cookery Book, World Cookbook Awards, Perigueux, 2002
-On list of San Francisco Chronicle's Ten Best Cookbooks for 2002

-Couscous: Fresh and Flavorful Contemporary Recipes (Chronicle Books, 2000)
Nominee, World Food Media Awards, Jacob's Creek Best Soft Cover, 2001
A selection of the Book of the Month, Good Cook Club

-Cooking at the Kasbah: Recipes from my Moroccan Kitchen (Chronicle Books, 1998) Second edition, October 2002
Finalist, World Food Media Awards, Michelin Australia Best Food Book, 1999
First place (cookbook category), San Diego Book Awards, 1998
London's Daily Telegraph, Cookbook of the Week, April 1999
San Francisco Chronicle, list of best selling cookbooks, October 1998
-Rezepte aus der Kasbah. German translation, March 1999

-A Biblical Feast: Foods from the Holy Land (Ten Speed Press, 1998)
Czech translation, Spring 2000. Polish translation, October 2001

-The Vegetarian Table: North Africa (Chronicle Books, l996)
Part of the popular Vegetarian Table series. (Out of print)

-Edible Flowers: A Kitchen Companion with Recipes (Ten Speed Press, 1994). Photography by Owen Morse
-Edible Flowers poster (Ten Speed Press, 1994)

-365 Ways to Cook Vegetarian (HarperCollins, 1994, out of print)
Reprinted by Barnes and Noble (March 2000)

-The California Farm Cookbook (Pelican Publishing, 1994)
Photography by Kitty and Owen Morse

-Come with me to the Kasbah: A Cook's Tour of Morocco (1989, out of print.)

Public Speaker:
Kitty is often invited on national public radio, and has been interviewed twice on the BBC's The World. In 2003, she participated in The Book and the Cook event in Philadelphia (PA). Kitty has spoken at meetings of the Chicago Culinarians, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the City of Chicago, the California Farm Conference, the IACP convention, Kraft Foods USA, the famed Golden Door Spa in Escondido (CA,) and, on three occasions at the Ahwahnee Hotel's annual Chef's Holiday in Yosemite National Park. In 1992 and 1999, she gave seminars on North African cuisine and culture at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington (D.C.)

Kitty has appeared on Sarah's Secrets, hosted by Sarah Moulton of the Food TV channel, all national affiliates in San Diego (CA), as well as Morocco's national television and Baja California's Canal Azteca. In December 1998, she presented A Biblical Feast on the QVC shopping channel. For over a year, she held a regular spot on California Heartland, a statewide series focusing on California's agriculture. In additon, she has produced and hosted two series of her own.

Print Media:

Kitty was featured in the January 2004 issue of Coastal Living magazine, and one of her menus appeared in the 2002 issue of Bon Appetit, under the heading, Moroccan Cuisine: Cuisine of the Year. Her recipes have been featured in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the San Jose Mercury News, the San Diego Union Tribune, Sunset (as one of the Best Chefs of the West), Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Eating Well, Gastronomica, Gulliver's Online Travel Guides, and Aramco World. Once a weekly contributor to the Los Angeles Times, she writes for a number of publications. Kitty belongs to the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and is a member of the jury for Slow Food. She is fluent in French and Spanish.

E-mail: kitty@kittymorse.com

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