Joanne Weir is a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author, cooking teacher, chef and host of the popular public television series "Joanne Weir's Cooking Class". She has written 20 cookbooks, including the companion cookbook to her "Cooking Class" series, Wine Country Cooking, and Tequila: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails and Bites. A fourth-generation professional cook, Joanne spent five years cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley after receiving her Master Chef Diploma. Her ultimate calling has been teaching, and she travels and teaches cooking classes throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, South America, England, Morocco, France, Italy, and Spain. Joanne lives in San Francisco. Find out more information about Joanne at www.joanneweir.com.