Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities & Kids

A Story of Family, Food and Triumph

Nov 12, 2014, 14:51 ET from Cooking with Ellamarie, Celebrities & Kids

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- COOKING WITH ELLAMARIE, CELEBRITIES & KIDS is more than a beautiful coffee table book filled with great recipes and kitchen experiences shared with celebrities and their children, it's an inspirational, triumphant ten-year journey by Celebrity Chef Ellamarie Fortenbach to follow her dream and triumph in the face of overwhelming odds. 

COOKING WITH ELLAMARIE, CELEBRITIES & KIDS glitters with unexpected celebrity faces in their kitchens alongside Celebrity Chef Ellamarie:  Danny Glover baking chocolate chip cookies with his grandson Adesola, Gotham Award Nominee and Wish I Was Here star, Joey King and her sister, Young and the Restless star, Hunter.  Ray Donovan's, Kerris Dorsey and her sister Justine, Eva LaRue and her daughter Kaya, Chef Thomas Keller, and Kevin Sorbo and his family.  

COOKING WITH ELLAMARIE, CELEBRITIES & KIDS is the culmination of Ellamarie's ten-year journey to advocate the importance of bringing families together in the kitchen and family mealtime.   Along the way, there have been many stops and starts as Ellamarie and her family took in, and became the sole caregivers of Ellamarie's mother who suffers from advanced dementia.  

Author Ellamarie Fortenbach grew up inside the professional kitchens of the Dallas restaurants owned by her grandparents, and it didn't take long for her to learn that food really is a way to connect people and families.   First as a sous chef, and later as the owner of a cooking school for children, Ellamarie began connecting with celebrities for whom she would cook and whose children she taught.   A lifelong advocate of family mealtime and eating healthy but enjoying fun foods in moderation, Celebrity Chef Ellamarie is also an avid supporter of the non-profit foundation begun by Kevin Sorbo, A World Fit for Kids, whose vision is that all children are fit, healthy, fed and ready to learn.  Fifty percent of the profits from COOKING WITH ELLAMARIE, CELEBRITIES & KIDS will go to A World Fit for Kids.

Chef Ellamarie and many of the celebrities featured inside COOKING WITH ELLAMARIE, CELEBRITIES & KIDS are available to appear together the first week of December. 

COOKING WITH ELLAMARIE, CELEBRITIES & KIDS is available to order online at Look for the book at Barnes & Noble during the holidays. Look out for book signing events in your area.

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