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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Food editor says farewell

Food Editor Adriana Janovich and her husband, John Guenther, pose for a selfie at the 2018 Crave Food and Drink Celebration in Spokane Valley.

Thank you, readers.

Thank you for sharing your recipes and favorite restaurants, support and story ideas, ice cream memories, kitchen disasters, love for Dorothy Dean, even – from time to time – complaints and (believe it or not) cat videos.

After five and a half years at the helm of The Spokesman-Review’s Food section, it’s time to say goodbye. It’s time to move on to new ventures in writing and editing. My last day in the newsroom is Friday.

When I started this job in September 2013, I had only been to Spokane a handful of times. And while I was an eager and enthusiastic home cook, my experience in the kitchen was somewhat limited.

I’m a much better home cook now than when I started. I’ve learned to bake bread and make all five mother sauces. I’ve gone mushroom-hunting, hung out in a bar with piano players, broken some local food news, learned to use an InstantPot and thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the city and its community of chefs, restaurant owners, winemakers, bartenders and resident “foodies.”

I’ve shared family recipes and stories. I’ve been recognized for my work. I’ve gained a few LBs. And I’ve loved hearing from you.

I hope the Food section has made an impact on your home cooking and decisions on dining out.

Please stay in touch. Follow me on Instagram and Twitter @adrianajanovich, where I’ll continue to share my adventures in bread-baking and dining out. Plus, look for my stories from time to time in The Spokesman-Review. I’m hoping to find time to freelance for the Food section.

It’s been a great run. Thank you for coming along with me.