Carol Ritchie Carol Ritchie, Traveling Cooking Instructor for 25 years and Host of cooking show Cookin’ with Carol—a 2001 James Beard Award Nominee for “Best Local Television Cooking Show.” Notable guests include Julia Child, Martin Yan and Jacques Pepin. Carol is also a recipe developer, culinary consultant, and spokesperson, appearing on national television including CBS Chef on a Shoestring, PBS Healthweek, QVC Shopping Network, and Cooking Live! (Food Network). Carol is one of the recipe developers and volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association cookbooks. She specializes in classic technique, strategies for the quick-cook, Australian cuisine, and heart-healthy fundamentals.