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Author Linda StradleyPhoto was taken a few years ago (10 years ago), and I'm now have some white hairs.  I guess I'll have to update the photo one of these days to my "older" look!  I'm jut not in a hurry to do this!

My name is Linda Stradley and I am a cookbook author, culinary historian, web site editor, and internet entrepreneur. I have been publishing this culinary website What’s Cooking America since 1997. This web site is a continuation of my first cookbook also called What's Cooking America, which I co-authored with my 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. The food articles and cooking history information have appeared in newspapers and magazines worldwide. I consider this website a "work in progress," and I'm always working to make it better.

What's Cooking America is my personal website with recipes, all tested by me, my family, or my friends. I invite you to try the recipes, and if you would like, leave constructive feedback. I have always had a fascination with history. When you put this together with a love of good food, you have a culinary historian. The research of the origins of foods of America have become my obsession.

My husband and I live in Oregon where we divide our time between our two homes. One in the Willamette Valley where we have a pinot noir vineyard, and the other in Central Oregon. I am the mother of three grown children and the grandmother of seven.

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!

My two very creative and computer-wise daughters, Nancy Hartman and Brenda Weller (who also live in Oregon), have recently joined What's Cooking America to help cook, create, and test recipes, plus write and explore new cooking adventures. With their help, What's Cooking America will continue to grow and improve.

What's Cooking America is a copyrighted web site and an Oregon corporation (LLC), wholly owned by Linda Stradley.


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