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 was 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, was published in April, 2015, and my cookbook Classic Cookies with Modern Twists came out four months later, in August, 2015.  In May, 2016, Portland Farmers Market Cookbook was released in celebration of the market's 25th season!  My most recent project, food styling for a new edition of Barbara Walker's The Little House Cookbook, will be published in October, 2018, to coincide with the 150th anniversary of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth.

Talking BREAKFAST PASTRIES on Right At The Fork

Talking HOLIDAY COOKIES on AM Northwest 


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
Cook Fresh, Spring 2016
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
California Walnuts
Carlton Farms
Carman Ranch
Cristom Vineyard
Edible Portland Magazine
Imbibe Magazine
Kobe Beef America
Lone Mountain Wagyu
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
Tazo Tea
Ten Speed Press
US Apple Association
US Pea & Lentil Council
US Potato Board
Western Family Foods
Yogi Tea
Zupan's Markets