This web site is a continuation of her first cookbook also called What's Cooking America, which she co-authored with her friend Andra Cook of Raleigh, North Carolina.
What’s Cooking America is a family-friendly culinary portal to the web which enjoys 5 million plus visitors each month. Her food articles and cooking history information appear in newspapers and magazines worldwide. Linda considers her website a "work in progress," and is always working to make it better.
Linda and her husband, Don, live in Oregon where they divide their time between their two homes. One in the Willamette Valley where they have a pinot noir vineyard, and the other in Central Oregon. Linda is the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of six (one more on the way this year).
Linda says, "My mom was a great cook, but she cooked the typical foods of the 50's of overcooked meat and vegetables. It wasn't until I really got interested in cooking for my family that I discovered the wonders of great food using simple fresh ingredients! I also discovered the love of eating and the problems of weight gain!"
Linda has always had a fascination with history. Put this together with her love of good food and you have a culinary historian. Linda says,"The research of the origins of foods of America have become an obsession when being introduced to new foods." Traveling with her husband, Don, all around our wonderful country, she always combines her pursuit of pleasure and eating with the pursuit of new foods and their history.
Linda has appeared on approximately twenty-five local and national television shows during her national book tours of the United States.
Written by Linda Stradley