The memoir of Chef Gail Hall is about a life well lived. Her personal life as an entrepreneur and living with cancer is inspiring for anyone with an illness. Her vision, life and energy never wavered until her body finally gave out. The debilitating effects of cancer never caused her to pause and she lived with the disease in an exuberant manner.
Many people will want to read the book because of the 30 recipes in the book. Each recipe includes a story about the ingredients, the history or the origins of the dish. From Pisco Sours to Green Chili Stew, they were all favourites of Chef Gail and her clients, students or friends. All the recipes are also included in a spiral bound recipe book that lays flat for use in the kitchen and protects the big book from kitchen splashes and stains. You can buy the recipe book on-line from the website The book will appeal to anyone who has a kitchen.
Finally, Gail was a true entrepreneur who followed in her father's footsteps and started two award winning companies in Edmonton. The book contains 13 business Insights that reflect the business practices of Gail's enterprises. This book will appeal to anyone who has a business and be an inspiration for anyone who wants to start one.
Kitchen users, business owners or anyone with an illness would love to receive Maps Markets and Matzo Ball Soup as a gift.

Twyla Campbell's memoir of Chef Gail Hall is available at a number of local retailers in Edmonton. Their willingness to carry and sell Maps Markets and Matzo Ball Soup is appreciated and demonstrates the love that they have for the "the Queen of 104 Street". Since she passed away in November 2016, she has been missed.
Drop in to view the book and support your local retailer. The book makes a great Christmas present.

Audreys Books
Tix on the Square
Devine wines
Blue Plate Diner
Credo Coffee
Kitchens By Brad
Cookie Love
Art Of Cake
Italian Centre
Rooster Café
Juniper Café and Bistro
Jasper Park Lodge
Carol Sweets
Jacek Chocolates
Habitat Etc
Effing Seafood - St Albert
Mandolin Books
Culina Muttart
Maven and Grace
Theatre Network

The Indigo/Chapters/Coles bookstores have joined other local outlets in Edmonton to sell the memoir of Chef Gail Hall.
Here is a list of the stores in the chain that carry the book.
COL Edmonton Centre
IND Kingsway Mall
COL Bonnie Doon
IND Northtown Mall
COL Southgate
CHAP Westside (170 St)
CHAP West Edmonton Mall
CHAP South Point (34 Ave)
COL Millwoods
IND South Edmonton (by Ikea)
IND Sherwood Park
CHAP St Albert

You can call CHAP Strathcona (780-435-1290) and COL Londonderry Mall (780-478-1414) to suggest that they carry this best-selling book by a local author.

The best selling memoir Maps, Markets and Matzo Ball Soup: the inspiring life of Chef Gail Hall became an Edmonton Best Seller in its first week on the market. Here are some media links about the book that should convince you that you want to, not only own a copy, but give it to all your friends for Christmas.
Edmonton Journal Oct 28, 2018
Mind of a chef: Gail Hall biography reveals true story of late local food activist

Book dedicated to late Edmonton chef Gail Hall

It's been nearly two years since Edmonton chef Gail Hall passed away after a battle with cancer. Now, a book is being released in her honour. Kent sits down with Hall's husband Jon Hall and Dave Nicolson, who was a chef at Hall's Gourmet Goodies for 10 years.

Posted by Global Edmonton on Saturday, October 27, 2018

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