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Welcome 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.

Janie Hibler Author - Food Writer
Janie Hibler
Author, Food Writer
Janie 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 public market.

Click 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.

AWARDS RECEIVED
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

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