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May 2, 2012 06:15 PM

Does anyone remember the name of the elderly French woman giving cooking lessons in SF in the 1970's?

Does anyone remember a French woman who gave cooking lessons in San Francisco in the 1970's? She would sometimes appear on local TV shows, but I don't think she ever had a cooking show of her own.

She was rather short, with white hair and she spoke with quite a heavy French accent.

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    1. re: Sarah

      I have her cookbook, Cooking with Josephine, acquired when I was first learning how to cook for myself.

      1. re: Melanie Wong

        I've had/ that one for a very long time, probably since it first came out and sometime within the last 10 years I found another one. Sounds from Josephine's Kitchen. I really like them.

        1. re: wally

          Yes! That is exactly who I was thinking of. Thank you very much.

          She was born in Brittany in 1897 and died in SF in 1989. Looks like she wrote 3 cookbooks.

          1. re: wally

            I like that cookbook very much too, whenever I remember to look at it. Recipes for dishes that have disappeared from the vernacular.