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A day of food and food talk

(article, Kim Carlson)

On October 4, at Nostrana in Portland, the Portland Culinary Alliance will host "Pathways to a Culinary Career," a special daylong event that includes panel discussions with Portland-area food professionals and — hey, we're talking about food here, right? — lunch (with wine) prepared by Nostrana chef [/mix/slowfood/cathywhims "Cathy Whims"].

I'm presenting at this event, but even if I weren't, I would certainly opt to sit in on the fun; Portland is a food town, and this will be a great opportunity to hear from a few of the individuals in Portland who are working in food. (No farmers this time, but fortunately you can meet them at the markets.)

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 Oregonian FOODday editor Martha Holmberg
 Cookbook authors Ivy Manning, Diane Morgan, and Janie Hibler 
 Bloggers Kathleen Bauer and Tami Parr
 Chefs Cathy Whims and Vitaly Paley
 Photographer John Valls 
 Food stylist and writer [/recipes/collections/Contributors/ellenjackson "Ellen Jackson" newpage=true]
 Food publicists Lisa Donoughe and Lisa Hill 
 Barista Andrea Spella and waffle maker David Stokamer
 And farmers' market entrepreneurs Lisa Herlinger and Elizabeth Beekley and Anna Phelps.

(A detailed schedule is also available.)

The cost for the day's events is $75 ($60 for PCA members). This is a great deal: More than four hours of food talk plus lunch at Nostrana. (And did I mention wine?)

To register, download this form, fill it out, write a check, mail it in. 

See you there!

Not from Portland? Do you have an event like this where you live? Tell us about it in the comments below.*

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