Surrounded by a family passionate about food, wine and the arts, Pascale Beale grew up in England and France where she learnt classical French culinary techniques from her grandmother, and Provençal-Mediterranean cooking from her mother. With a deep-rooted love for cooking at an early age, and later encouraged and inspired by her friendships with Julia Child, Michel Richard and Alain Giraud, she founded Pascale’s Kitchen in 1999, a Santa Barbara, California-based cooking school devoted to California-Mediterranean cuisine.
In addition to being a highly sought-after guest chef at events throughout California, and a favorite presenter and lecturer at wineries in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley, Pascale is the author of the highly acclaimed Salade: Recipes From the Market Table, Les Fruits: Savory and Sweet Recipes from the Market Table and the four-volume Mediterranean-influenced cookbook series, A Menu for All Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. With several new titles in development Les Legumes: Vegetable dishes from the Market Table (released in Nov 2017) is her eighth cook book.
In 2016 Ms. Beale launched a Mediterranean food based cooking channel on YouTube.
Ms. Beale is also a regular columnist in Edible Santa Barbara magazine and has been published in Food and Home, Santa Barbara Magazine, 805 Living, Carpinteria Magazine, Coastal View News, and Santa Barbara Seasons. She also publishes The Market Table, a farm-to-table blog located at www.pascaleskitchen.com, a foodie’s favorite website where her many book titles, select housewares, and gourmet food products are available.
Pascale lives with her family in Santa Barbara, California.