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Shane Wingerd (Culinary Alchemist)
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Greetings, and thank you for taking interest in my rants and ramblings about food. My name is Shane and I am a farm boy from east Multnomah county Oregon (That's just east of Portland in the scenic Columbia River Gorge), transplanted to Southern California for work purposes.

Oye! Serious culture shock!

The worst part though, was the lack of home cooking. Thus, with grim determination, a copy of "The Joy of Cooking", and a complete disregard for my own safety.... I taught myself to cook.

It was either that, or a resort to a steady diet of Carl's Junior.  Nine years of disasters and triumphs later, I figured it was time to blog about some of my culinary adventures and the love I have developed for cooking in Vintage Corningware. (Not that cheap stoneware stuff that World Kitchen makes now days)

Now, after 15 years in SoCal I have returned to the "Great North Wet" and a whole slew of ingredients that were unavailable in the Southland. Apples galore, Huckleberries, Fresh Hazelnuts, Wild Salmon, Sturgeon, Marion Berries. Endless bounty.

I tend to get a little opinionated, but my opinions are based on my life experiences. Please take it in stride, I am not trying to offend anyone and I certainly won't be offended if you don't agree with me. Everyone's experience on this blue marble is different, and diversity, as well as baked goods, makes the world go round.
  • Corbett High School
    1983 - 1987
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