A writer living in rural Oregon, I am inspired by the people who produce our daily bread. I am the author of the cookbook Pure Beef: An Essential Guide to Artisan Meat with Recipes for Every Cut and write articles and essays for print and online publications.

From Rural Eating Blog


Beef Tenderloin Substitutes for the Holidays

Want to enjoy a fantastic holiday roast beef but spend a bit less and enjoy it more? Here’s your guide for beef tenderloin substitutes.

4 Secret Ingredients for Apple Pie

This beginner’s apple pie recipe for anyone who is intimidated by the process. Here’s what it really takes besides flour, butter and water.

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