Diane Morgan

Title: Cookbook Author and Recipe Developer
Education: Reed College
Location: Portland, Oregon
Expertise: Recipes, Food, Baking, Cooking, Vegetarianism

Diane Morgan is the owner of the company Diane Morgan Cooks, LLC. She has nearly four decades of experience working in the food industry. Altogether, she has published 18 different cookbooks. Her vegetarian cookbook, Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes, won her a James Beard award as well as an award from the International Association of Culinary Professionals in 2013.


  • Over four decades of culinary experience
  • Author of 18 different cookbooks
  • Food teacher, writer, and recipe developer
  • Writer of food articles for Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, and Clean Eating
  • Former columnist for the Los Angeles Times
  • TV Presenter for Food Network, the TODAY Show, and Seasonings on PBS


Diane Morgan’s experiences began in The Farmhouse, a restaurant in Washington State, where she worked with James Conway. She then moved to Chicago where she worked as a chef and caterer before discovering her friendship with mentor Alma Lach from the Chicago Sun Times. Diane worked as her editorial assistant before moving back to Portland in order to work as an instructor for Kitchen Kaboodle Cooking School, where she collaborated with other instructors to create her first award-winning cookbook, Entertaining People: Menus from a Pacific Northwest Cooking School. Since then, she has created over 18 different cookbooks, most notably "Roots."


Diane Morgan graduated from Reed College with a mathematics degree.

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