The Brass Sisters - Have fun baking! The Brass Sisters

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Marilynn Brass graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Journalism cum laude and with Departmental Honors in English. She received a Master of Arts in English while on fellowship at Northeastern University. Marilynn has worked in public relations, community affairs and employee communications. She has also worked at WGBH, the public television station in Boston, in the production unit of This Old House, The New Yankee Workshop, The Victory Garden. Marilynn baked her first cake at the age of 12.
Sheila Brass, a former fashion designer, has worked in National Programming at WGBH for more than 20 years. She is an honors graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Illustration and Design. Sheila baked her first cake at the age of 11.

The Brass sisters have compiled a research library of more than 6,500 cookbooks, including dozens of manuscript cookbooks, as well as 1,500 books and periodicals on antiques and culinary history. Their collection of more than 2,000 antique food molds, kitchenware, culinary prints and menus is considered one of the finest in the United States.

The North American Consultants for Miller's Publications, many of their own culinary antiques and cookbooks have appeared in Miller's Antiques Price Guides, and they produced
and wrote the introduction and Miller's first segment on antiquarian cookbooks. Sheila and Marilynn are both members of The Culinary Historians of Boston. Frequently they act as consultants to universities, publications, television stations and antique dealers.

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Together, Marilynn and Sheila have a total of 110 years of baking experience.

Heirloom Baking With The Brass Sisters is their first cookbook.