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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  John La Puma  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction Other

Born: in New York


Illinois Connection

Dr. La Puma graduated from the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. La Puma is first physician to teach cooking and nutrition in a U.S. medical school.He has cooked under star chef Rick Bayless in the four-star kitchens of Frontera Grill and Topolobampo. Dr. La Puma is medical director for the Santa Barbara Institute for Medical Nutrition and Healthy Weight.

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