Who is this guy?

I grew up eating anything and everything the Northwest offered, from Chinook salmon caught in the Pacific at the mouth of the Umpqua River to pie made from blackberries picked in the cut-over stump land around Roseburg. It only takes a trip to almost anywhere else to confirm my belief that we have some of the best food in the world right here in America’s upper left hand corner.

I’ve been writing about food and reviewing restaurants for almost 20 years. My very first published article described how to use a propane torch to roast peppers. Since then I’ve written about home cooking, oysters, microbreweries, wild mushrooms, fresh pasta, cheap wine, barbecue, James Beard, sweetbreads, and almost anything else even remotely connected to eating and drinking.

I believe that everybody should eat real good food. You don’t have to spend a fortune or most of your waking hours in the kitchen, but there are a few things to know that make it easier. You’ll find some of them here.

Jim Dixon