This week on A Taste of the Past, host Linda Pelaccio takes listeners along to the recent International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference held in Washington, DC, and chats with the distinguished Anne Willan. Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on French cooking and even founded Ã‰cole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975. Inducted into the James Beard Foundation Awards Hall of Fame for her “body of work” in May, 2013, Anne has more than 50 years of experience as a teacher, author and culinary historian. She has written more than 30 books, including the influential La Varenne Pratique and the 17-volume, photo-illustrated Look and Cook series, showcased in a 26-part PBS program which she hosted. Her books have been translated into more than two dozen foreign language editions. Tune in asLinda speaks with this living culinary legend, live on the scene, about her new book “Secrets from the La Varenne Kitchen: 50 Essential Recipes Every Cook Needs to Know,” plus a lot more! This program was brought to you by Cain Vineyard & Winery.