Taste of Place: Meroir

Most of us have wrapped our brains, and our palates, around the idea of terroir by now. According to Merriam-Webster, its usage dates back to the mid-19th century, referencing the various influences from soil, climate, altitude, aspect, wind exposure, etc. that contribute to the unique character of wine grapes grown [...]

2020-02-05T18:16:06+00:00January 13th, 2016|Northwest Character, Regional Treats|

Coming Soon: Oysters!

It's a funny sensation, that moment in an author's life (at least this author's life) when you realize the book manuscript you've been working on for months is now finished and leaving your grasp for good: off to the printer in whatever form that last round of edits produced. The [...]

2020-01-25T01:09:15+00:00September 8th, 2015|Cookbooks, Cooking at Home, Regional Treats, Seafood|

Taste of Summer: Walla Walla Sweets

I missed the big kick-off for this season, the huge juicy sweet onions have been available for a few weeks by now. But there's still time to get your fill of one of Washington's hallmark  agricultural products: the delectable Walla Walla sweet onion. They've even been officially name-checked by the USDA [...]

2020-02-05T18:40:31+00:00July 18th, 2015|Regional Treats, Seasonal Eats|

Northwest Cuisine: My New Series

Thrilled to announce that my first-ever self-published e-book was released earlier this week. For this initial entrée into the new realm, with The Northwest: Crab, I have revived some content from projects dating back a decade or so. The Northwest Homegrown Cookbook Series was one of the most personal projects I had [...]

2013-10-31T17:18:26+00:00October 31st, 2013|Cookbooks, Northwest Treasures, Regional Treats|