Lori McKean, age 63, died last month at her home in Cannon Beach. She was born Lori Ann Armstrong on September 20, 1955. She grew up on Mercer Island, Washington and graduated from Mercer Island High School. She attended college at Evergreen State College and she attended the renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland on a scholarship from the International Culinary Association.
Lori interned under top chefs across the country, and she worked as a chef for many years. She was also a food stylist and cooking teacher. Lori was the author of numerous cookbooks and her articles on food and wine appeared in Bon Appetit, Better Homes & Gardens, The Christian Science Monitor, The Oregonian and The Wine Enthusiast, as well as in newspapers across the country. Lori worked as the food editor for Northwest Palate Magazine for six years, and as the food columnist for The Whidbey News Times for four years.
Lori is survived by her sister Linda. Her ashes are with her family.