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A Literary Dinner Party: Collaboration in the Kitchen and on the Page

Sat, Nov 11, 2017 from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm PST
1111 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97205

Food that tells a story, and in this event we explore stories about food with chefs turned writers and writers turned chefs: Andrew Barton & Peter Schweitzer present The Myrtlewood Cookbook, featuring Pacific Northwest cuisine for home cooks; food writer Liz Crain, co-author of Hello! My Name is Tasty; Kate Lebo & Samuel Ligon, co-editors of the anthology Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze; and Kachka chef-owner Bonnie Frumkin Morales on her restaurant and cookbook Kachka: A Return to Russian Cooking. With moderator Penelope Bass of Imbibe magazine.

Andrew Barton

Andrew Barton is a preschool teacher by day, cook by weeknight, weekend, and holiday. He is a graduate of Bennington College. Oregon is his home state. Secret Restaurant Portland has been active since 2010. His new cookbook is Myrtlewood: Home Cooking from the Pacific Northwest
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Kate Lebo

Kate Lebo's first collection of nonfiction, The Book of Difficult Fruit, was published by FSG in April 2021. She is the author of the cookbook Pie School (Sasquatch Books), the poetry chapbook Seven Prayers to Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Entre Rios Books), and co-editor with Samuel Ligon of Pie & Whiskey: Writers Under the Influence of Butter and Booze (Sasquatch Books). Her essay about listening through hearing loss, "The Loudproof Room," originally published in New England Review, was anthologized in Best American Essays. She is an apprenticed cheesemaker to Lora Lea Misterly of Quillisascut Farm. She lives in Spokane, Washington.

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Samuel Ligon

Samuel Ligon is the author of two novels—Among the Dead and Dreaming and Safe in Heaven Dead—and two collections of stories, Wonderland, illustrated by Stephen Knezovich, and Drift and Swerve. His most recent work is Pie & Whiskey, edited with Kate Lebo. He edits the journal Willow Springs, teaches at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, and is artistic director of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference. Also appearing in:

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Date: Sunday, November 12 Venue: IPRC (Independent Publishing Resource Center), 318 SE Main St., Portland, OR 97214 Time: 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Portland release party for Pie and Whiskey: Writers under the Influence of Butter & Booze. Come for good pie, good whiskey, and good writers reading prose or poetry about pie and whiskey. Featured authors: Alexandra Teague, Ed Skoog, Joe Wilkins, Robert Lashley, Jess Walter, Shawn Vestal, Samuel LigonKate LeboFREE! More info.
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Bonnie Frumkin Morales

As the first-generation American daughter of Belarusian immigrants, chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales has a unique view on the culture and food of the former Soviet Union. Bonnie honed her skills in several of New York's and Chicago’s Michelin starred restaurants. Bonnie and her husband Israel opened Kachka to much critical acclaim in 2014, receiving accolades from Bon AppétitThe Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesGQ, Elle, Zagat's, and Food & Wine.
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Peter Schweitzer

Peter Schweitzer is a freelance photographer residing in Portland, Oregon. He is dedicated to capturing the mood of a moment and continues to work on a documentary photo project reaching back to 2006. His work is featured in The Myrtlewood Cookbook.
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Penelope Bass

Penelope Bass is a writer and editor based in Portland, a city she has called home for seven years. Working as a journalist for more than a decade, her writing has appeared in both regional and international publications, from her home state of Arizona to London’s The Sun. She is a regular contributor to the Willamette Week and currently serves as the associate editor for national drinks magazine Imbibe, a job that finds her frequently drinking elaborate cocktails, bizarre beers and way too much coffee. She will eat nearly anything you put in front of her, particularly if it is raw.
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Liz Crain

Liz Crain is the author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland, and coauthor of the cookbooks Toro Bravo and Hello! My Name Is Tasty, as well as Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis. Her latest is the cookbook Dumplings Equal Love. She is a longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, and her writing has appeared in Lucky PeachFood & Wine, the Sun magazine, the Progressive, and the Guardian. She is also a seasoned copywriter, fiction writer, as well as co-organizer of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival.

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