For all your frequently asked questions, here are some answers:


Any book signing events coming up? You betcha! To see the full list of all upcoming events, just go to my website (www.maria-isabella.com) and click on the "Appearances" page. Hope to see you at one of them!

How long did it take you to write your book? It was a 4-year process from start to finish. But I only had 6 months of actually writing time (which isn't nearly enough, if you ask me).


How did you choose your chefs?  I started with those who are extremely well known and loved, both in the media and for their longevity. Then I turned to Cleveland Magazine's Silver Spoon Awards, which are voted on by readers. I also consulted the Zagat survey, again voted on by readers. The rest were recommended by a wide variety of foodies as well as other chefs.


My favorite chef isn't featured in your book. What gives?  It all boils down to space, space, space. If I could have written a book with unlimited pages, every single great Cleveland chef would be included. Alas, that's not how it works. So I had to pick and choose. Buy hey! If you like my book enough and there are lots and lots of sales, we could always consider doing a volume 2. Drop me a line and let me know who you'd like included next time, if there is a next time (fingers crossed).

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