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Lynn Gowdy

Co-host and contributor to Sacatomato, a food and wine blog, Lynn developed a taste for all things fresh and seasonal early in life.  From fishing and gardening with her dad to cooking and food exploration travels, Lynn lives with a open food mind, eagerly sharing her discoveries.  She attended the Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver and completed her practicum at The Waterboy Restaurant in Sacramento, California where she currently resides.

Shake up that turkey dinner this holiday season

The base of large holiday dinners is often turkey with the usual suspects for sides. Shake it up this season with local harvests, new flavours, and twists to tantalize even the most discerning palate