Media Coverage

What People Are Saying..

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“Those of us lucky enough to call Washington home have access to an astonishing array of local products that make cooking and dining here an extraordinary treat. This book does
a wonderful job of capturing the flavor and personality of the state, taking readers through the regions and seasons in delicious style.”
~ CYNTHIA NIMS, cookbook author and culinary consultant

WOW!! This looks GORGEOUS! This will be great for our holiday table…a great gift from those of us who like to brag about where we live.
~ VILLAGE BOOKS, Bellingham, WA

“Excellent book for both chefs and those of us who are culinary challenged! The photos of finished recipes and the specific directions are especially helpful.”
~G.S.D., reviewer

“Beautifully photographed, well researched, interesting & tasty dishes, innovative recipes yet not overly complex. Michele Morris creates another outstanding cookbook!”
~Sherry Pellicore, reviewer

“Delicious recipes, great read and stunning pictures! I’m not much of a cook, but have tried many of Michele’s recipes in and they all make me feel like a chef!”
~Cathy Kennedy, reviewer


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“From the simple to the spectacular, A Taste of Washington offers the bounty of the Pacific Northwest through proven recipes from brilliant local chefs. Covering the seasons and the state, this book is clear and easy to use, showing great images of each luscious dish, and demystifying some of my favorite restaurants’ masterpieces.”

~ SHANNON BORG, wine columnist, Seattle magazine, and author of Chefs on the Farm and The Green Vine

Sue Kidd from The News Tribune talks about contributing Chef Hudson Slater (Maxwell’s, Tacoma) and his recipes in the cookbook. Read the full article here.

Blogger Reviews

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“From comfort food (chicken pot pie) to haute cuisine (ossobuco with salt-roasted fingerling potatoes), Michele covers it all in A Taste of Washington, and admirably so. The recipes are drool-worthy, and the pictures only enhance that.”

~ Meagan Davenport, The Curried Nut

“The photography in A Taste of Washington is drop-dead gorgeous and definitely coffee table-worthy. I really enjoyed perusing its pages and have multiple bookmarks marking the many recipes I still want to try.”

~ Kimberly Killebrew, The Daring Gourmet

A Taste of Washington dishes up tastes from every nook and cranny of this beautiful state. From recipes shared by the likes of Chef Ethan Stowell to recipes created from the bounty by Michele, A Taste of Washington will surely become one of your go-to cookbooks!

~ Leigh Olson,

“The elegant A Taste of Washington: Favorite Recipes from the Evergreen State is the perfect book to have on a counter or coffee table – it will be sure to have friends and family looking through it. Although they might then demand you get cooking and make them the luscious dishes inside.”

~ Sarah Kirkconnell, Gazing In

“Reading through Michele’s book is like being on the best foodie road trip through Washington state that you could ever imagine!”

~ Laura Hanson, More Savory Less Sweet

“Bursting with fantastic recipes from Washington State restaurants and chefs the book is simply outstanding. Using regional and seasonal ingredients many of the recipes highlight the unique and very best of Pacific Northwest cuisine.”

~ Maria Nelson, Pink Patisserie