I am pleased to announce a new, monthly series on Washington Wine Report called EAT & DRINK in the Northwest. Posts in this series will be written by Melissa Peterman and Marcus Pape, authors of books by the same name. This excellent book series, which recently had its fourth release, pairs recipes with Northwest wines.

Peterman, who writes the recipes for the EAT & DRINK series, is a graduate of Seattle Central’s Culinary Academy and the Quillsascut School of Domestic Arts. She brings an extensive resume, including professional experience at Macrina Bakery, The Ruins, Tom Douglas Catering, and, most recently, at The Herbfarm’s Culinary Garden. Peterman holds a journalism and creative writing degree from Western Washington University. She currently works at Foodista.com, a user editable cooking encyclopedia, and is the author of a food blog Honey Bee Sting.

Pape, who does the wine pairings for EAT & DRINK, is the founder of WineCHATr.com, an on-line resource connecting consumers, bloggers, and wine businesses. Pape also co-founded WineCOW.com – Wine Connection of Washington. WineCOW is a website aimed to educate and inspire wine drinkers as well as promote the Washington wine industry.

Peterman and Pape will bring to this series on Washington Wine Report the same passion and flair for food and wine pairing they have shown in their books. Look for the first post on EAT & DRINK in the Northwest in the coming days.