KIRSTEN DIXON is an internationally recognized chef. Early in her career, she was named one of the Ten Best Chefs by Pacific Northwest magazine and one of the Ten Best New Chefs by Esquire. In 1992, she was selected as a James Beard Foundation Special Events Chef. Later she was named a ""Culinary Legend"" by the House of Blues and Alive Culinary Resources. View her Web site at www.withinthewild.com.