to Author Janie Hibler's Book Domain
Janie Hibler, author and food writer, grew up in Arcata, California, a small
coastal town 90 miles south of the Oregon border in the heart of the redwoods. In
this lovely rural region in northern California, picking berries, hunting, fishing,
clamming, and raising your own livestock are a way of life. She grew up in a family
of good cooks who always sought out the freshest ingredients for their table.
While educated in the sciences she eventually hung up her lab coat and began a
career in the culinary field.
She is a founding member and past president of the International Association of
Culinary Professionals (4,000 members in 39 countries) and the Portland Culinary
Alliance (100 members in Oregon and southern Washington). She happily lives in
Portland, Oregon and divides her time between the city and her log cabin nestled in
the foothills of the Washington Cascades.
When she is not hiking in the mountains, or in her Portland kitchen, she's at her
desk writing about the food of the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of five
books: Fair Game – A Hunter's
Cookbook (Irena Chalmers, 1984); Easy
and Elegant Seafood (Frank Amato, 1985), Dungeness
Crabs and Blackberry Cobblers (Alfred A. Knopf, 1991), Wild
About Game (Broadway Books, 1997); and The Berry Bible
(William Morrow, 2004). In 1996 she helped update the game chapter in the newly
revised Joy of Cooking.
Among the magazines for which Janie has written are Gourmet, Food and
Wine, Ladies Home Journal, Bon Appetit, Woman's Day Sunset,
The Oregon Magazine, The Northwest Palate, and Cuisine and
Gastronomica. An article on berry desserts was also featured in the June/July
issue of Fine Cooking Magazine in 2006.
In 1996 she helped update the game chapter in the newly revised
Joy of Cooking. Among the magazines for which Janie has written are
Gourmet, Food and Wine, Ladies Home
Journal, Bon Appetit, Woman's Day,
Sunset, The Oregon Magazine, The Northwest
Palate, Cuisine. and B. Smith Style.
has taught and lectured extensively on game cooking and the
food of her native Pacific Northwest. Having been director of
the Kitchen Kaboodle Cooking School and the Discriminating Palate,
she has since conducted cooking classes in Portland, Seattle,
San Juan Island, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Boston, and has
appeared on television in New York, Atlanta, Salt Lake City,
Connecticut, Seattle and Portland. In 1992 she was a selected
speaker in a program titled, "Cook America: Our Culinary
Heritage," at the Smithsonian Institute. In 1995 and
1998 she was hired by the state of Oregon to orchestrate a dinner
at the James Beard House to showcase the food and wine from
the Pacific Northwest. She has been a spokesperson for the Oregon-Agri-Business
Council, and since its inception, an active committee member
working to establish a year-round Portland
here to learn about cooking classes in Portland (July 12, 2005)
and for you Portland area fans go here to learn of her
lecture classes and her book signings at Intel, an Oregon company.
||1985 Tastemaker Award, Nominee
||1992 James Beard Award, Best Book Single Subject, Nominee
||1999 James Beard Award Best Book Single Subject, Winner
||2005 James Beard Award Best Book, Single Subject, Nominee
||Woman of the Year, Academie Culinaire de France, 2005