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From Park City, to Tahoe, to Jackson I found myself floating like a snowflake from one ski town to the next. But once I arrived in Jackson in 2006 I knew that this was home. Growing up ski racing and traveling the world, from a young age I learned to love all sorts of food and at least try everything once. I loved being in the kitchen with my mom and grandmother when I was home, and got my kitchen work ethic from them. Some of my favorite dishes I often refer to as “the kitchen sink”, everything from the fridge, no recipe, just winging it and throwing in what moves me. Now I spend most of my time chasing my husband and two little boys around the mountains we call home. We love digging in the dirt, cruising through the farmers markets and cooking outside. My house and kitchen are always open and often filled with laughter from family and friends.13 Articles



In full rebellion against the unpredictable climate of the Rocky Mountains, you can find Melissa on her deck grilling any month of the year. Typically in flip flops. Snow, rain, wind… no weather is too fierce. She’s a lover of peaches in any form, has a borderline addiction to arugula, and (strangely) has been known to drizzle soy sauce on pizza. But even more than she loves her stand mixer and cast iron collection, she adores cooking for her husband and young daughter. When this Jackson Hole native isn’t scurrying around her messy kitchen, she’s probably outside floating the river, hiking, camping, fishing, or, well… grilling.11 Articles


Rona Ferguson escaped to Jackson from Southern California in 1994. She has served in some of the Valley’s best restaurants including the OYG, Osteria, Sidewinders, and now Bin22. Downtime includes her four legged children, gourmet meals prepared by her chef/baker/nursing student husband, and delicious wines from traveling to west coast wine countries. Add a river and mountain bike, and she has found a recipe for the perfect meritage.11 Articles


Rosie Hansen has lived in Los Angeles, Washington DC, and New York City and is thrilled to now be in Jackson Hole - a small town with a big food scene. Growing up, Rosie didn’t have one cook in the house, so she quickly learned the value of an excellent restaurant meal. Now in her twenties, she knows how to debone a trout and isn’t afraid to butcher a whole butternut squash. Rosie’s favorite food memories are from her travels... the freshest green papaya salad in Thailand, decadent burrata ravioli in Florence, crispy street food falafel in Paris, and the perfect slice of toro sashimi in Tokyo.11 Articles


Stacy owns Fisher Fitness, a personal training studio in Jackson, WY. From her meat and potatoes upbringing in the Midwest, Stacy has been on a lifelong cooking journey to create healthy foods that don't taste "healthy" to better counsel her personal training clients. She has since then tasted, tested, passed and failed many recipes. It brings her great joy when her clients realize that food can taste delicious without butter. Stacy is completely incapable of measuring ingredients or baking, holds infamous sushi parties, and would eat buffalo short ribs everyday if her body allowed.10 Articles


Nina is originally from Massachusetts, but don’t call her a Masshole. She moved to Jackson four years ago after spending a year living in Croatia upon graduating from Yale. Dissatisfied with post-college and post-Croatia life in Boston, she decided to move to Jackson … maybe just for a year. Famous last words. Four years later, she is still here, working as a copy editor for the Jackson Hole Daily, skiing, trail running, playing hockey and trying to spend as much time outside as possible. She lacks both the desire and patience to cook or learn how, and her kitchen cabinets are comprised primarily of wine glasses from the dollar store and free coffee mugs. Takeout, prepared foods and eating out are her lifelines, so she writes for Dishing from a non-foodie’s perspective. She loves sports, brunch, pizza, crossword puzzles and Eastern Europe and is partial to champagne and margaritas, but sometimes nothing beats a cold beer after a hockey game or a long day of skiing.6 Articles


Tory is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, working at the Meno Clinic in Wilson, WY. As a former Bostonian, she moved to Wyoming simply to ski some of the world's best terrain. Although the mountains brought her here, it was the people and aura of Jackson itself that has convinced her to stay. Tory takes full advantage of the outdoor access here in Jackson, spending most of her time trail running, mountain biking and skiing. Follow along for yummy recipes and healthy living ideas!2 Articles