Terri's Kitchen
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Food Writing
Terri Pischoff Wuerthner, a tenth-generation Acadian, is an award-winning culinary writer. Her work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines, including Bon Appétit, Gastronomica, the Washington Post and the Press Democrat. She is the co-author of Food for Life: The Cancer Prevention Cookbook (Contemporary Books, 1998 and 1986) and author of In a Cajun Kitchen, St. Martin’s Press, 2006. Wuerthner worked in the education department of the Culinary Institute of America, editing, writing, testing and developing recipes and educational materials for the chefs and classes at the school as well as for the corporate classes. She is an expert at both developing and testing recipes, which she does for such corporations as Weber-Stephens (barbecues).

She is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (from which she received the distinction of Certified Culinary Professional in 1994), the San Francisco Professional Food Society, and the Sonoma County Culinary Guild for which she was a board member for ten years. She founded the Marin-Petaluma Slow Food Convivium in 2000, and was the convivium leader for several years.

She lives with her husband in the Sonoma County wine country, where she teaches cooking, writes food and local travel articles for newspapers and magazines, develops and tests recipes for newspapers, magazines, other cookbook authors and corporations. She is working on her next cookbook. Here is a link to her most recent article for the Washington Post.

Travel Writing
Wuerthner’s travel articles have appeared in the Washington Post, San Francisco Examiner, Press Democrat, Savor, and on the CitiSearch Website. She is coauthor of Everyday Favorites of Sonoma County, Highgain Press, 1997. A specialist in northern California Travel, she often focuses on food and wine destinations for both long vacations and weekend or day trips.

Awards and Honors

In a Cajun Kitchen was on the New York Times Christmas list in 2006, as one of the 100 best books of 2006; one of the 17 best cookbooks of 2006.

As the recipient of the 2001 Tyson Foods Fellowship for American Home Cooking, Wuerthner was the first culinary writer to receive a Fellowship to the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

In 2004, Wuerthner was awarded the American Egg Board Fellowship for her (then) work-in-progress, In a Cajun Kitchen, to the Arkansas Writers Colony.

Wuerthner was one of twelve finalists, out of more than 130 chefs, in the American Lamb Professional Chef Recipe Contest.

Her book, In A Cajun Kitchen, is available (or can be ordered) wherever books are sold, or ordered from any of the online sites that carry books.

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