Food and lifestyles writer Sarah Lemon grew up Oregon’s South Coast, where she fished for salmon and helped her dad tend the Little Chief smokers on their front porch. A Rogue Valley resident, she gathers inspiration from cooking, gardening and exploring all things epicurean. She frequently contributes articles to the Mail Tribune newspaper, which also hosts her blog, The Whole Dish. Follow on Twitter @thewholedish or visit www.facebook.com/thewholedish.
The Reed brothers have finally united to create music together after twelve years of being 3000 miles apart. Phil finally moved to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and joined forces with Aaron in a project named Buckle Rash. Playing around with their not so high-energy solo creations they developed something on the side.
Congratulations to Ellis Mcqueary of Tillamook, Oregon who took 1st place among 13 competitors in the first annual Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival competition. Ellis received the $1000 first place prize and looks forward to defending his prestigious title next year. Check out the photo of his winning entry – you know you want to try it! Congratulations also goes out to Steven King of Jacksonville, Oregon who was the People’s Choice awards winner with 400 votes counted.
The official results of the 2014 Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival competition are:
1st Place – Ellis Mcqueary – Tillamook, Oregon
2nd Place – Steven King – Jacksonville, Oregon
3rd Place – Peter Mendell – Bend, Oregon
People’s Choice Award – Steven King – Jacksonville, Oregon
Many thanks to all our competitors, we hope you had a blast. We look forward to seeing you again next year!
Grants Pass is located on along the banks of the wild and scenic Rogue River and representing is Jacob. Look at that beautiful fresh salmon and those big chunks about to head into the smoker. We can’t wait to try your goods tomorrow in historic Jacksonville, Oregon. Good luck Jacob and thank you for supporting the inaugural Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival and Maslow Project.
Representing Jacksonville is local phenom Steve. His last name is King but is he the king of smoked salmon? We can’t wait to try your goods and find out tomorrow in historic Jacksonville, Oregon. Thanks Steve for supporting the inaugural Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival and Maslow Project.
Representing one of Oregon’s most kick ass cities is Peter and this man can smoke some salmon. I won’t beat around the bush – I traded a pair of sold out Michael Franti @ Britt tickets for a package of his goods and his contact name in my phone is “Pete Smoked Salmon”. What will Southern Oregon’s leading culinary experts think? Does Peter smoke the best salmon in Southern Oregon? We’ll find out tomorrow in historic Jacksonville, Oregon. Thanks Peter for supporting the inaugural Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival and Maslow Project.
Todd knows the key to excellent smoked salmon is fresh fish and he just happens to be one of the best fishing guides in Southern Oregon. There’s a reason people call this man “Hooker”. What will our esteemed judges think of Todd’s goods? We’ll find out tomorrow in Jacksonville, Oregon. Thanks Todd for supporting the inaugural Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival and Maslow Project.
We’ll find out on Saturday October 4th in Jacksonville, Oregon.
Representing Southern Oregon’s largest city is Carol and apparently she won’t be making a trip to the grocery store to get her salmon. You know this is gonna be awesome! Good luck Carol, thank you for supporting the inaugural Southern Oregon Smoked Salmon Festival and Maslow Project. We can’t wait to try your goods on October 4th.