231 NW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Joanne Weir is many things... a world traveler... a James Beard Award-winning cookbook author... a cooking teacher... a chef and television personality. In her brand new 26-part public television series, "Joanne Weir's Cooking Class", Joanne's love of teaching cooking takes center stage.
Awarded the very first IACP Julia Child Cooking Teacher Award of Excellence in 1997, Joanne shares a lifetime of experience that flavors everything she touches. Her books include: From Tapas to Meze; Seasonal Celebrations, You Say Tomato; Weir Cooking, Recipes from the Wine Country; and, Weir's More Cooking in the Wine Country. Her TV series include "Weir Cooking in the City", her latest 26-part PBS series and companion book for which she received a James Beard Award for Best Cookbook, General Category in 2005.
"I don't know that there are many other things I could have done with my life... I so love seeing new places and tasting new things."
Joanne spent five years cooking with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California and studied with Madeleine Kamman in New England and France and was awarded a Master Chef Diploma. Her ultimate calling has been in her teaching, which has taken her throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Thailand, South America, and England. She spends seven to eight months of the year touring the globe sharing her extensive background with regard to food theory and technique, in particular Mediterranean cuisine and the regional foods of the U.S. All these elements come alive in her thoughtful classes as well as her delightful words and television series.
Learn more about Joanne Weir at her website.
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