Marah creates cookbooks, with eight titles to her credit and two new releases slated for 2016. Marah has partnered with actors, philanthropists, artists, and chefs to co-author New York Times bestsellers, Washington Post ‘Best Cookbook of the Year’ selections, and James Beard and IACP cookbook award finalists.
The just-published Flavorwalla (Artisan), written with celebrated chef and Top Chef Masters winner Floyd Cardoz, has already created excitement with excellent reviews, including starred Publishers Weekly and Library Journal reviews. Later this year comes Guy Fieri Family Food (Morrow), Marah’s first collaboration with the Food Network star. Also coming this fall is her second book with the Forks Over Knives organization, The Forks Over Knives Family (Touchstone), a lifestyle guide and cookbook for whole-food, plant-based families.
Marah’s culinary career began in France, where Marah worked at La Varenne, Anne Willan’s acclaimed cooking school. In the mid-1990s she moved to New York to work with Maria Guarnaschelli at Scribner on the 1997 edition of the Joy of Cooking. Soon after Joy was published, Marah became an editor in the trade paperback division of Simon & Schuster. For several years she enjoyed acquiring and editing a wide variety of health, parenting, and lifestyle books, as well as a few novels. In 2001 she launched her freelancing career.
Since then, Marah has written and published books with actress and restaurateur Eva Longoria; fitness expert Jillian Michaels; Sam Beall and the chefs and artisans of Blackberry Farm; the Golden Door spa and former Executive Chef Dean Rucker; Outstanding in the Field founder Jim Denevan; and Nick Mautone, former Managing Partner at New York’s Gramercy Tavern. She served as a consulting editor on the 75th anniversary edition of the Joy of Cooking, published in 2006.
Marah lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband, their three kids, and one well fed dog.