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Today on Rootstock Radio, we’re speaking with culinary pioneer Chef Monique Hooker, whose most recent endeavor, Got2HavPie, is bringing delicious, flaky pie crusts made with organic, sustainably sourced ingredients to those who don’t have the time or skill to make them. But pie is not the only reason we’re speaking to Monique.

Photo copyright Jim Klousia for Edible Madison. Used with permission.

Photo copyright Jim Klousia for Edible Madison. Used with permission.

Monique was born in Europe and trained as a chef there before moving to New York, where she worked alongside and made lasting friendships with many notable chefs in the 1960s. She moved to Chicago in the 1970s, where she operated a cooking school, a catering company and a restaurant. She has co-written an award-winning book, Cooking With The Seasons: A Year In My Kitchenand even hosted a TV show called “The Seasonal Kitchen.”

Monique clearly likes to keep busy.

Join us as we speak to her from where she lives in Southwest Wisconsin.