Top | my kitchen

A morning of food lit in pdx — plus lunch!

(post, Kim Carlson)

Portland Food and Food-Literature lovers: On Saturday, October 3, join me and others at the Hotel deLuxe, where the Portland Culinary Alliance is sponsoring a morning of food lit — readings and discussion — followed by an inspired lunch.

Here's who's coming to town to share their work and their good ideas: 

• Molly Wizenberg, author of A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
• Matthew Amster-Burton, author of Hungry Monkey: A Food-Loving Father's Quest to Raise an Adventurous Eater (not to mention [/columns/UnexplainedBacon "Unexplained Bacon"]
• [/articles/theculinateinterview/dianaabu-jaber "Diana Abu-Jaber,"] author of Crescent and The Language of BaklavaShauna James Ahern, author of Gluten Free Girl: How I Found the Food That Loves Me Back...And How You Can Too
• Jennie Shortridge, author of Eating Heaven and Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe
• Erica Bauermeister, author of [/books/collections/allbooks/theschoolofessentialingredients "The School of Essential Ingredients"]._

Following the program, a group of chefs from recently opened Portland restaurants will join Chef Mark Hosack of Gracie’s Restaurant to serve a luncheon in the lobby, with dishes inspired by the work of each featured author.

Guest chefs for the post-symposium luncheon are:

Chef Benjamin Bettinger, of Beaker and Flask
Chef Gregory Denton, of MetroVino Restaurant
Chef Jeremy Frice, of Departure Restaurant
Chef Lee Posey, of Nel Centro

Following the luncheon, there will be time for book sales and signings. Tickets for the event are $65 and include morning coffee and pastries provided by Chefs Adam and Jackie Sappington of Country Cat Dinnerhouse & Bar, admission to the morning readings and panel discussions, and the afternoon luncheon. To purchase tickets or request more information, visit PCA's website or send an email to