Vanessa Nix Anthony

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Portland, OR
Portland State University School Of Business
Food Books & Movies, Ingredient Substitutions, Cooking On A Budget
  • Vanessa's recipes have been featured on Oregonlive (Winner FOODday "Eat Tweet" Twitter Recipe Contest), Bon Appétit Online (Featured Blogger "Blogger Cook BA"), and a variety of other food blogs, brands, and social media platforms.
  • She was previously a food critic for The Portland Sentinel.
  • William Morrow Cookbooks tapped Vanessa to participate in Emeril Lagasse's 3-week "One Pot Cooking Party," for the launch of his cookbook, "Sizzling Skillets and Other One-Pot Wonders."


A lifelong cook who has traveled (and eaten!) all over the world, Vanessa parlayed her culinary experiences in travel into food writing. A food and lifestyle journalist for nearly two decades and a regular contributor to outlets like The Oregonian, PDX Magazine, MetroParent Magazine, Baltimore Monthly, Portland Woman, and Oregon Bride, Vanessa is also a certified SEO B2B copywriter, providing integrated marketing solutions through her copywriting business, Word Wize Web. She's written for Trulia, American Express Small Business Center, Cascade Sotheby's Realty, and George Takei's OhMyyy! suite of sites. A founding member of Virtual Potluck, a group of 12 food bloggers/recipe developers who worked directly with food brands, using the "cooking party" style format to explore ingredients, cookbooks, kitchen tools, and cuisines for their collective audiences, Vanessa currently waxes poetic about food, books, and movies over on her blog,


Vanessa holds a certification in search engine marketing from Portland State University.
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