About the Author


Heather Arndt Anderson is a Portland, Oregon-based plant ecologist and food writer. For the past ten years, she has been conducting botanical field surveys and wetland delineations, and writing technical reports for federal and state regulatory agencies.

Heather is the author of Breakfast: A History (New York: AltaMira Press, 2013) and wrote the Pacific Northwest chapter in the 4-volume Food Cultures of the World Encyclopedia (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2011). Her recipes have been published in the cookbook One Big Table: 600 Recipes from the Nation’s Best Home Cooks, Farmers, Fishermen, Pit-Masters, and Chefs, and she is a contributing writer to the magazines The Farmer General and Remedy Quarterly.

Heather is available for freelance writing or photography gigs and for menu development and consultation. Please send any questions or feedback to heather AT voodooandsauce DOT com, or by clicking the email link on the home page.

Externally Linked / Published Work:

2011. Food cultures of the world encyclopedia [4 Volumes]. Pacific Northwest section. May.

2011. The Farmer General. No. 194. How to make sick-diet jelly. May.

2011. The Farmer General. No. 15. Cocky leeky. May.

2011. The Farmer General. No. 132. Yorkshire pie-clates for tea. May.

2011. The Farmer General. No. 73. Belgian faggots. May.

2011. The Farmer General. The lovely figs (literary parody based on The Lovely Bones, inspired by my shock at the removal of a beloved fig tree). April.

2011. The Farmer General. Forbidden Fruits: The Farmer General captures an interview with A Canner Darkly by The Farmer General with a Canner Darkly (an interview with a fictitious character that I created). April.

2011. The Farmer General. On urban foraging and other childhood liberations. April.

2011. The Farmer General. Red threat (a short memoir about childhood experience with Russian immigration and cuisine). April.

2011. The Farmer General. Purple Tickets (a short memoir about growing up on the free lunch program), Parts 1, 2 and 3. April.

2011. Serious Eats. Behind the scenes at House Spirits Distillery. April.

2011. Oregon Live. What’s cooking: The problem with Google’s recipe search function, Sunset does urban homesteading, Voodoo & Sauce blogger interview. March 30.

2011. CNN.com Eatocracy. Blogger Spotlight: Voodoo & Sauce. March 10.

2011. Culinate. Dinner Guest Blog. Eating stinging nettles. February 11.

2010. O’Neill, Molly. One Big Table: 600 recipes from the nation’s best home cooks, farmers, fishermen, pit-masters, and chefs. Published by Simon & Schuster. December. Celeriac R√©moulade recipe published in book and linked on Seattle Weekly.

2010. Culinate. Dinner Guest Blog. Virtue? A fig! September 23.

2009. Saveur.com. Best of the Web. Foxy brown.

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