NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Carol Fay Ellison, the woman who was affectionately known as "The Biscuit Lady," and who brought national attention to Nashville's Loveless Cafe, has died.

The owner of the cafe, where Ellison worked for the last 30 years, confirmed that she died on Monday from an undisclosed illness.

Ellison held the secrets of the landmark southern food eatery, including its treasured biscuit recipe.

She made numerous national television appearances, including on the CBS "Early Show," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" and with domestic diva Martha Stewart. She also showcased her skills against celebrity chef Bobby Flay and whipped up meals for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist.

Ellison began working at the restaurant at age 18 as a dishwasher.


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