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Roberta Dowling's fascination with food can be traced back to her great-grandmother where everybody in the kitchen had a job to do and Roberta's favorite task was making pasta. Her parents favored a European type of education and as a young girl Roberta and her family lived in Rome, experiencing the culture of Italy, and then traveling throughout Europe. Roberta's cooking career is extensive. She began teaching for Madeleine Kamman at Modern Gourmet from l968-l969. While with Ms. Kamman, she received both the Teaching and Professional Chef's Diplomas, taught non-professional classes and the Professional Chef's Program, and was named the Senior Teacher of Italian Cuisine. After leaving Modern Gourmet in l974, she opened her own cooking school, The Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, and catering business, DeGustibus Catering. After 25 years, she has focused her attention on the school where she continues to inspire culinary students with her energy, enthusiasm and - of course - her pasta!