gorgeous words

Degrees in English and the Culinary Arts (and the requisite experience following each) made choosing a career as a food writer a natural one. I am a regular contributor to Edible Portland and culinate.com. My writing has also been featured in Fine Cooking magazine, the Oregonian FoodDay section, Imbibe magazine, on foodell.com, and in several books including The Grand Central Baking Book (Ten Speed Press, 2009) and The Chefs Collaborative Cookbook (The Taunton Press, 2013). 

My cookbook on lemons, The Lemon Cookbook: 50 Sweet and Savory Recipes to Brighten Every Meal, came out in April, 2015.  In August, 2015, my cookbook Classic Cookies with Modern Twists will be published, just in time for holiday baking and gifting!  And I'm hard at work on the project I'm really excited about, The Portland Farmers Market Cookbook, which will be available in March, 2016, when the market celebrates its 25th anniversary!

The Lemon Cookbook on AM Northwest



RECENT WRITING SAMPLES


Shockingly Good Raab and a lovely shout-out in the Editor's Note of the final issue
Edible Portland, Spring 2015

Annotated Recipe: Traditional Tadka
Edible Portland, Winter 2015

Bringing the Heat: Chile Peppers of the World
Edible Portland, Fall 2014

Edible Seasonals: Mint Condition
Edible Portland, Summer 2014


Rethinking Rhubarb
Fine Cooking, April/May 2014



Cristom Vineyard
A 32-page booklet that tells the Cristom story





delicious images


Behind every mouthwatering image of food is a stylist who has considered, planned, created and perfected it for the camera. As a stylist, my assignments have included preparing food and drink for print media (magazines, newspapers), cookbooks and advertising.

For me, food styling is a career that offers creative challenges, variety and the joyful opportunity to create and then play with my food.

FOOD Styling Portfolio



Partial Client List

American Egg Board
American Lamb Board
Burgerville
California Walnuts
Carlton Farms
Carman Ranch
Cristom Vineyard
Edible Portland Magazine
Imbibe Magazine
Kobe Beef America
Meriwether's
New Seasons Markets
Oregon Convention Center
Oregon Hazelnut Growers Association
Partners Crackers
Patton Valley Vineyard
Pear Bureau Northwest
Portland Monthly Magazine
Rainier Fruit
Sasquatch Books
Southern Peanut Growers
Starbucks
Tazo Tea
Ten Speed Press
US Apple Association
US Pea & Lentil Council
US Potato Board
Western Family Foods
Zupan's Markets