Martha Stewart

May 14, 2009 at 6:09 pm Leave a comment

martha-stewartMartha Stewart is one of the most successful and famous chefs ever.  She has written dozens of cookbooks, with a wide range of recipes for baking and cooking.  Many of those books were also bestsellers.  Martha Stewart rose to fame in the cooking world and has continued to gain fame and success with each new book she writes.

Martha Stewart was born in Jersey City, New Jersey.  Martha’s mother taught her how to cook and sew, and saw her strong passion for activities at home.  She graduated high school with straight A’s and went to Barnard College in New York, on a partial scholarship.  Initially, she was going to major in chemistry, but then switched to art.  Martha took a break from college for a year and married, but returned a year to graduate with a double major in History and Architectural History.  After college she worked on her business skills as a stockbroker and was very successful.  She left the business world in 1973 in order to focus more with her daughter, and this is when she started focusing on cooking.  In 1976, Martha started a catering business in her basement with an old friend.  She bought half of the business and was hired as the manager of a gourmet grocery store, The Market Basket at the Common Market which she later turned into a booming success. 

Martha began writing cookbooks, her first success was Entertaining.  In 1990 she signed with Time Publishing Ventures to develop the magazine Martha Stewart Living which she was the editor in chief for.  The first issue was released in 1990 and had an opening rate base of 250,000. In 2002 it rose to more than two million copies per issue! Following this, she became a frequent guest on TV shows and prime time holiday specials including CBS’s The Early Show.  In the May 1995 issue of New York Magazine, she was declared as “the definitive American woman of our time.”

Martha was later able to purchas the various print, television and murchandising ventures related to the Martha Stewart brand.  She incorperated them into her new company, Marth Stewart Living Omnimedia.  Martha served as the chairwoman, president and the CEO of her new company.  She also launched her website to the magazine, marthastewart.com.  Martha is currently woking on projects including books.

Martha Stewarts Baking Handbook is one of her popular cookbooks, featuring dozens of delicious deserts.  This may be a little advanced but it has great ideas.  That doesn’t mean you can’t try a couple of the recipes out!

Martha Stewart has risen to the top of the cooking world, with all of her successful books, TV shows and magazines.  She started out just like you and me, but she kept on practicing, and look where she is now!  It took her many years to earn her success and become an amazing chef!

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