Marian Betancourt

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Heroes of New York Harbor: Tales from the City's Port
True stories of the men and women who made a difference including the Moran and McAllister tug families, whose descendants wrote the book's Foreword. You will meet Jonathan Williams, Dynamite Johnny O'Brien, Emily Warren Roebling, Lighthouse Kate, John Ambrose, John Newton, Malcom McLean, Irving T. Bush, and the Coast Guard Admiral who led the waterborne evacuation on 9/11.

Food and Travel

The New Native American Cuisine
This beautiful and informative book offers a new interpretation of an ancient cuisine, as well as a better understanding of the culture that created it.

The Texas Hill Country Cookbook: A Taste of Provence
The Texas Hill Country Cookbook: A Taste of Provence (Globe Pequot Press, 2007). While traveling in Texas, I met Chef Scott Cohen who loves the Texas Hill Country because it gives him access to the same king of fresh local food he found in Provence where he trained. Foodies will discover there is more to Texas than BBQ and Tex-Mex. Chef Cohen now directs the cuisine at Pavil Brasseries in San Antonio.

For and About Women

The rights and welfare of women have always been important to me and two of my earlier books are now back-in-print, thanks to the Authors Guild. Playing Like a Girl: Transforming Our Lives through Team Sports (Contemporary Books, 2001), and What to Do When Love Turns Violent, 1997, Harper Collins, were both praised in The New York Times. The latter was also featured on the Oprah and Montel Williams TV shows.

What to Do When Love Turns Violent
A resource for women in abusive relationships.

Selected Works

Published October 2016, Globe Pequot Press
Food and Travel
Five star recipes from a rich agricultural heritage
"There is no need to cross the Atlantic anymore to enjoy the herb-scented cuisine of Provence. In this appealing book, Scott Cohen brings these intense flavors and his own sophistication to Texas Hill Country cooking."
--Jacques Pepin.

Other plaudits came from Southern Living Magazine, Texas Monthly, San Antonio News Express, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Associated Press, and many chefs.
For and About Women
"Possibly the single best resource."
--NY Times
Now available as an e-book for $4.99.