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Cecily Wong in Conversation With Liz Crain

Wonder is around every corner, and on every plate. The curious minds behind Atlas Obscura now turn to the hidden curiosities of food, which becomes a gateway to fascinating stories about human history, science, art, and tradition — like the first book, all organized by country, lavishly illustrated, and full of surprises. Covering all seven continents, Gastro Obscura (Workman) by Cecily Wong and Dylan Thuras serves up a loaded plate of incredible ingredients, food adventures, and edible wonders. Ready for a beer made from fog in Chile? Sardinia’s “Threads of God” pasta? Egypt’s 2000-year-old egg ovens? But far more than a menu of delicacies and unexpected dishes, Gastro Obscura reveals food’s central place in our lives as well as our bellies, touching on history (trace…

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Cookbook Club (Remote)

BUY JUBILEE HERE We will be ordering books as orders come in and it shouldn’t be more than a few days before you receive notification that your book has arrived. Have you ever browsed through a new cookbook and thought how nice it would be to talk to other people who had tried some of those recipes? Now you can. Join us for the Fall gathering of the Cookbook Club on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Books Around the Corner owner Stephanie Rose will lead the discussion. Participants will choose a recipe from the cookbook and “share” it via from their homes. We’ll eat a delicious meal over Zoom, discuss the recipes we made, and what we liked or didn’t like about them. We…

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Workshop: Hot Off the Press: Traditional Printing and Food Connections with Daniela del Mar/Letra Chueca Press (3 weeks)

Group Size: 12 | Leader: Daniela Del Mar What do kitchens and print shops have in common? In this dynamic workshop, students will use the vehicle of letterpress printing to explore personal connections to food and food traditions. We will learn the fundamentals of analog design and the importance of book arts in a digital age, then print our own designs incorporating pressroom materials – lead type, wood type and ornaments- with personal experiences. This workshop will include some short readings, regular group discussions, and creative lab time in a COVID-adapted letterpress print shop located in the Cully Neighborhood. By the end of this series, students will have learned traditional methods of putting ink on paper and created a collective edition of vibrant letterpress prints…

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Inheritance Stories: Oral Histories of Food Culture with Lola Milholland

Lola Milholland produces food-related art installations and events, bringing together interactive public engagement with art making and food activism. Her favorite projects involve collaborating with artists and community members to take an idea from seed to full-blown project. These include a multi-day festival focused on mushrooms, with food, videos, and a zoetrope sculpture; a CSA Share Fair to introduce local eaters to CSA farmers in the Portland area with matchmaking booths and a cookbook swap meet; and a convening of community members to make miso from scratch together and investigate what it means to share cultures, bacterial and otherwise. You can read more about these projects on her website. Lola also runs a noodle business in Portland called Umi Organic. Their ramen was a recent…

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Submission Deadline: Oregon Humanities: Posts for Feed

For the fall/winter issue of Oregon Humanities, we want to hear stories about food, consumption, nourishment, and sustenance. What keeps our systems running, and what feeds our spiritual, social, and intellectual hungers? Send your submission (400 words maximum) by November 11, 2020 to posts@oregonhumanities.org. Submissions may be edited for space or clarity. Writers for Posts are not paid, but do receive a thank-you gift.

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Jenn Louis in Conversation With Justin Chapple

The Chicken Soup Manifesto (Hardie Grant) is a celebration of one of the most widely interpreted and beloved dishes the world over. With more than 100 recipes dedicated to this one special, often humble, meal, James Beard nominee Jenn Louis shows readers how chicken soup is not only a source of heart-warming sustenance, but also a cure-all and the ultimate expression of love. With chapters broken down by region and country, The Chicken Soup Manifesto includes everything from Algerian Chorba Bayda, Colombian and Panamanian Sancocho, and Thai Kao Tom Gai to Spanish Sopa de Picadillo. Along with the recipes, Louis also covers essential chicken know-how, from selecting and storing, to stock 101 and brining. Louis will be joined in conversation by Justin Chapple, culinary director-at-large…

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Sandor Ellix Katz in Conversation With Liz Crain

In his new book, Fermentation as Metaphor (Chelsea Green), bestselling author Sandor Ellix Katz — an “unlikely rock star of the American food scene” (New York Times) — delivers a mesmerizing treatise on the meaning of fermentation alongside his awe-inspiring photography of this transformative process, teaching us with words and images about ourselves, our culture, and being human. In 2012, Katz published The Art of Fermentation, which quickly became the bible for foodies around the world, a runaway bestseller, and a James Beard Book Award winner. Since then his work has gone on to inspire countless professionals and home cooks worldwide, bringing fermentation into the mainstream. In Fermentation as Metaphor, stemming from his personal obsession with all things fermented, Katz meditates on his art and…

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Liz Crain in Conversation With Marisa McClellan

At once a celebration of culinary diversity and a message of love via dumplings, food writer Liz Crain’s Dumplings Equal Love (Sasquatch) is a bright and innovative cookbook stuffed with traditional and not-so-traditional dumpling recipes — plus recipes for dough and sauces. Internationally, dumplings have always played the dual role of an inexpensive comfort food passed down through generations, and a ceremonial, celebratory festival treat. Whichever way you enjoy them, you can now make your own dumpling memories with Dumplings Equal Love. Rooted in deep cultural respect, steeped in curiosity, and fed by the traditions of families who hold these recipes dear, Crain adapts dumpling recipes from all over the world. Crain will be joined in conversation by Marisa McClellan, author of Food in Jars:…

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Attic Institute: SUMMER Online: What My Stomach Says: Food Writing Workshop w Zahir Janmohamed

If you did a scan of my brain, food would probably occupy at least 70% of my thoughts. And for good reason: food is an incredible vehicle to speak about pleasure, pain, history, family, nostalgia, place, race, gender, class, sexuality, colonialism—you name it. In this generative class, students will be asked to think about a dish that they love. It could be savory or sweet. They will then write the opening of an essay about this dish as well as the recipe for this very dish. We will then conclude the class by discussing ways to get this piece published. Register for this workshop NOTE: To protect everyone during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering our workshops via Zoom. All students must first sign up for a free Zoom account. Setting…

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Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health

Hidden in everyday foods are the causes of a surprising range of health problems: infertility, menstrual cramps, weight gain, hair loss, breast and prostate cancer, and much more. All of these conditions have one thing in common: they are fueled by hormones hiding in our food or influenced by the foods we eat. Neal D. Barnard’s Your Body in Balance (Grand Central) provides step-by-step guidance for understanding what’s at the root of your suffering – and what you can do to feel better.

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