I grew up in the Russian River Valley in Northern California, surrounded by French Colombard grapevines and old prune trees. Can’t stand prunes to this day.
After moving to Portland, Oregon and studying philosophy and history at Portland State University while bike racing for Nike, I followed a long-time dream and began cooking professionally in 2001. While attending Western Culinary Institute in Portland I worked in several of Portland’s best restaurants. After receiving a James Beard...
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