Paula Wolfert is an extraordinary cook and cookbook writer whose influence on my kitchen and my cooking has been significant. I can't remember when I first picked up Couscous and Other Good Food from Morocco (long, long before I'd heard the name Ottolenghi, that's for sure!), but my dinner table hasn't been the same since.
Equally influential are her books on Mediterranean cooking and, my favorite, cooking in clay pots and vessels. She is simply a master, and for this reason alone I would have supported the recent Kickstarter campaign for her new cookbook, Unforgettable: Bold Flavors from a Renegade Life. But the story of this remarkable project doesn't stop at a mere cookbook.