Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon
Oregonians love local food, but finding truly local fish can be hard, even on the Oregon coast. We’re now much more aware of ethically grown meat and vegetables, but seafood remains somewhat mysterious. How does that crab get from the ocean to our table, and what’s the true cost of cheap salmon at the grocery store?
This is the focus of “Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon,” with Jennifer Burns Bright on Friday, February 9, 2018. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the program begins at 7:00, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive, The Dalles. This program is sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Jennifer Burns BrightJennifer Burns Bright is a food and travel writer based in Port Orford, Oregon. She moved to the coast to write about seafood after many years teaching food studies and literature at the University of Oregon, where she researched desire in twentieth-century literature, led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies, and won a national pedagogy award for a team-taught, interdisciplinary class on bread. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification. As a community organizer linking local producers and consumers, Bright often speaks and teaches at events. When she’s not out gathering seaweed or smoking black cod, she might be found judging culinary masterpieces or interviewing luminaries in the food world.
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Tickets for the dinner and program are $20. The program only is $5, but the program fee will be waived for those who cannot afford to pay. The dinner menu includes Stuffed Portabella mushrooms with savory sausage or vegetarian stuffing, creamy egg noodles, salad, bread sticks and dessert.