Michele Morris, a chef and sommelier, is the owner of Cooking with Michele®, where she teaches cooking lessons for both adults and children and develops recipes for corporate clients. As a freelance food writer, she has contributed to numerous local and regional publications, and is the author of a popular food blog offering recipes, tips, menus, and more. Michele is the author of A Taste of Washington (Farcountry Press, 2014) and Tasting Colorado (Farcountry Press, 2013), which won the Colorado Book Award. She is passionate about helping others eat local and seasonal food and volunteers extensively, teaching school children and their parents just how easy it is to make healthy, real food at home. With her three children now independent young adults, Michele and her husband enjoy traveling and exploring local cuisines.