Food is the element that brings us to the table, where life is lived and memories are made.
Chef | FOOD WRITER | PHOTOGRAPHER
Food touches the soul and creates a peace, even if for a few moments. Over the last 20 years, I feel as if my culinary journey has been just as much a spiritual one. For me, culinary school was more than just learning how to cook, it was a door that opened my eyes to the beauty and soul-filling joy that fresh, local, lovingly-prepared food brings to life.
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101 flavorful recipes that make the most of Oregon’s famous ingredients. Whether it’s Lavender Biscuits with Sweet Cream, Oregon Cherry and Goat Cheese Flatbread, Grilled Dungeness Crab and Cheddar Sandwiches, or Hazelnut Butterscotch Chip Cookies. Karista’s gorgeous color photography brings the flavors of these recipes to life, making this the perfect way to bring Oregon home to your kitchen, no matter where you live. Available Now! on Amazon, IndieBound, Book Shop or Barnes & Noble.
I have an affinity for fish paired with fruit. Rockfish with Honey Poached Kumquats, Fennel and Olives is a recipe where savory meets sweet. Can you believe I haven’t always been a fan of seafood? I didn’t grow up eating much seafood with the exception of dining at the occasional community fish fry. Which was…
Just as the bride threw the last rose, as if on cue, my plate of food arrived. It was the silkiest linguine with cabbage, wild mushrooms and shaved truffle. The aroma was intoxicating. The overwhelming emotion caught me by surprise as I walked through the iconic, medieval village of Cortona, Italy. It felt like I…
This Valentine’s Day impress your sweetheart and share a little summer sweetness with these Blueberry Lavender Hand Pies. For me, pie just sings comfort and love. So, for Valentine’s Day I thought why not make adorable little hand pies with perfectly plump and flavorful frozen Oregon Blueberries? This turned out to be one delicious idea.…
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