About me

Industry Arts
Occupation food writer, culinary instructor, photographer, artist
Location Portland/Seattle, Oregon/Washington, United States
Introduction I love cooking with regional ingredients in their natural seasons. It’s a wonderful way to live, looking forward to each season’s gifts, stalking the farmers markets for the best of the best, scouting roadside stands and U-pick farms, chatting with growers and sellers, creating new dishes (really focusing on the specific palette of aromas, flavors, textures, and colors), and then moving on to the next season and an entirely new palette of ingredients.
Interests Everything culinary.
Favorite Movies Babette’s Feast, Like Water for Chocolate, My Dinner with Andre, Frida, Chocolat, Tortilla Soup, Baghdad Café, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (the gazpacho!), Mostly Martha, The Big Night, Amelie.
Favorite Music World music, all types. Devotional chant and American Native flute CDs lately: Kirtan by Jai Uttal, Moola Mantra by Deva Prema, Sharanam: Sacred Chants of Devotion by Sudha, Canyon Trilogy by Carlos Nakai, Moon Rider by Robert Windpony.
Favorite Books Recent favorites are Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier, Memory of Running by Ron McLarty, and A Thousand Names for Joy by Byron Katie. Long time favorites are The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, I and Thou, Wuthering Heights, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Incredible Lightness of Being, Leaves of Grass, Tao Te Ching, Walden Pond, A Course in Miracles.