I’ve lived in Seattle my whole life and absolutely love the Northwest. My parents were major food people and we grew a lot of our own food, as well as fishing and hunting for it too. My mom was kind of a frustrated chef, and she was rockin’ quiche and sauerbraten and kidneys way back in the day – needless to say I developed a major love of all kinds of grub. I had a long career in local radio and TV and have even been in a couple movies, but now I find helping people in the kitchen gives me the greatest joy. Watching someone’s face as they experience a new taste, or seeing eyes light up when the brownie first hits the taste buds – that’s magic. What I aim to do in all of my classes is show you how wonderful, sensual, and life affirming real good food can be. When you come to a class or when you cook one of my recipes, I want you to feel happy and tingly and excited and good. I love food and I hope this website and my classes and my book help you to love it too. Onward!!