Barbara Pool Fenzl is a major figure on the American culinary stage. Her first love is teaching, but she is also a cookbook author, magazine writer, and television personality. Barbara was the host of a 13-week PBS television series, Savor the Southwest, which aired in 1999 in approximately ninety markets, and for the past several years she has hosted cooking-related pledge programs on Eight, Arizona PBS, including Eight Cooks. In 1983, Barbara founded Les Gourmettes Cooking School in Phoenix, which offers demonstration classes taught by her, restaurant chefs, cookbook authors, and traveling teachers from across the country and around the world. Barbara is also the author of several cookbooks, and has written for Bon Appétit magazine and other national publications.