Last year Portland was home to a terrific new festival, Roux, a multi-day event focused on women in food. The organizers behind Roux are teaming up with Slow Food Portland to bring us CHOP TALK, “a FREE panel discussion digging into women-owned farms and CSAs.” And it will happen on Sunday, March 8—International Women’s Day—at Real Good Food, 935 NE Couch Street. The discussion will take place from 4-5:30pm. Continue reading “Hang Out at CHOP TALK on International Women’s Day”
Love this poster for the SheBrew Brew Festival.
This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending the fourth annual SheBrew, a beer, cider, and mead festival that features female-identifying brewers. One aspect of the event was to support the work of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) through the $20 admission cost. Full disclosure: I attended as media, so my access to the event was comped; however, I admire the work of the Human Rights Campaign, and after seeing them at the event I decided to set up a recurring monthly donation to them. Continue reading “Good Times at SheBrew 2018”
The magical Lemon-Soufflé Pudding Cake at Måurice in downtown Portland.
Earlier this week, Esquire published an article by Amanda Cohen, executive chef and owner of NYC’s Dirt Candy, one of the most influential vegetable-focused restaurants in the US. In the article, I’ve Worked in Food for 20 Years. Now You Finally Care About Female Chefs?, Cohen expresses anger and frustration at the media for this: “Women may not have value as chefs, but as victims we’re finally interesting!” Continue reading “Food Writers and Women Chefs in Portland – Eat Their Delicious Food, Then Write About It”
Scenes from one of the big tents at this past summer’s Oregon Brewers Festival.
A recent press release from the Oregon Brewers Festival organizers gave us a summary of the estimated economic impact this annual festival made on Portland this year—and it’s a big one, $23.9 million strong. Continue reading “2017 Oregon Brewers Festival Economic Impact, and It’s Big”