About Heather Arndt Anderson

I’ve been blogging for awhile now, but have been keeping it strictly about food since late 2006 or so. And though I’ve been cooking since childhood, it only started getting really interesting once I started writing about it.

I was a full-time botanist and natural resources consultant before I opted to put the day job on hiatus while I play house with my new baby boy. Now my growing, collecting, preparing and preserving food takes up a good chunk of my day.

My culinary focus is on finding cross-cultural uses for individual ingredients, and making ordinary food positively sing by coming at it from another angle. One part voodoo, one part sauce.

I am available for freelance writing or photography gigs and for menu development and consultation. Feel free to shoot me an email with any questions or feedback at heather@voodooandsauce.com. Thanks!




Portland, OR

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Favorite Foods

venison, pasta, Asian, cornbread

Favorite Food Writers

Charlie Trotter, Thomas Keller, Irma Rombauer

Dream Dinner Guests

Tony Bourdain and Patton Oswalt

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gardener, gatherer, canner, mother, omnivore, blogger, scientist

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