Dawn Hammon

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Corvallis, Oregon
Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Food Waste Reduction, Budget Meals, Homemade Foods
  • Dawn once spent a week at a culinary school in the Italian countryside.
  • She's also served up dinner for four while backpacking in the wilderness.
  • Her homemade waffle and chocolate chip cookie recipes are closely guarded family secrets.


Dawn has thrived in freelance writing and editorial roles for over fifteen years. It's a career that allows her to explore all her interests (namely travel, culture, and history) and then bring those experiences into the kitchen to share with others. She's written about professional cooking careers, delved into the origins of foods, and studied the food chain. She's incorporated this knowledge into thousands of articles for online publications such as Do It Yourself, Inhabitat, and Dave's Garden.


Dawn holds a bachelor's degree in psychology from Western Oregon University.
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