About The Author
Jason Price is the author of The Hungry Dog Blog which focuses on food, farming, chefs and the world of charcuterie in and around Seattle. It is my medium to share my continued journey towards learning about food, chefs, farming, eating locally and meeting people from all around the world. Who doesn’t want to know where their food comes from and who cooks it?
I’ve spent over 20 years working both domestically in the US and abroad living in 3 countries, working in 13, and traveling to over 25. During this time I’ve had the opportunity to meet some incredible people and encounter the interesting, enlightening and sometimes bizarre. All while seeking out some pretty amazing food, travel, business and cultural experiences.
About The Hungry Dog Blog
Food has always been a huge part of my life. Growing up in the home of a professional winemaker allowed me to experience the art of cooking firsthand. My father would create elaborate dinners for sometimes upwards of 25 people in order to pair the right food with the wines he was serving that evening. At age 4 I was officially the ‘sous chef’ of our home kitchen. I worked my way up from peeling carrots and chopping celery to learning to sauté, grill, and roast meats.
Over time, I started working in restaurants in high school and then in college where I spent 4 years in fish markets to earn an income and pay for school. As an adult, I was able to find work in Europe and both lived and worked in France and the Czech Republic while travelling extensively to many countries during this time. Upon arrival in any new city, I would immediately head to the local street markets to observe and understand where the locals shopped, ate and socialized. My belief is that you can learn the most about a given culture through food. The family rituals surrounding the selection of food, the preparation of a meal, and the conversations and bonding that take place while consuming that meal are the glue that holds a given culture together.
My commitment to learning about food and the people who create it is strong at this point in my life. I’ve had a successful career in business and it’s now time to refocus on my personal passion. I love seeing smiling faces and expressions of delight after someone eats a bite of something that I’ve made. I love helping people create memories through their shared meals. I am committed to learning what I need to in order to achieve my goal of one day creating a place where those smiles, memories and experiences are in abundance.