Book signing in Red Deer for biography authored by CBC Radio host

The life of late chef Gail Hall is recounted in Maps, Markets and Matzo Balls

Author and CBC host Twyla Campbell. (Contributed photo).

A book signing will be held in Red Deer this month for a biographical cookbook authored by CBC radio host and author Twyla Campbell.

It’s described as an “emotionally charged memoir and cookbook that pays tribute to the inspiring life of the late chef Gail Hall, an award-winning caterer and successful entrepreneur.”

Alberta: Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup follows Hall’s life, telling of the challenge of turning Hall’s one-person catering company into a multimillion-dollar business, and the lows of losing that business in bankruptcy.

The book recounts how Hall resurfaced on the Edmonton food scene with the birth of Seasoned Solutions, the cooking school she ran out of her downtown condo for 10 years.

Intermixed with 30 recipes are emotional stories of Hall coming to terms with breast cancer.

Jon Hall, Gail’s husband, will be at Chapters Red Deer for the book signing on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Campbell can’t make the signing as she’s undergoing treatments for her own battle against cancer.

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