On Underground Airwaves, we talk a lot about the enjoyment of food. But for many people there are economic and social factors that keep them from the opportunities of enjoying good, healthy food. At the Sisters of the Road Cafe, they are attempting to make eating good food available to all people. Their hot food barter model allows them to serve fresh foods that you would normally not find in a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. They also focus on dining with dignity, which creates an inclusive community where everyone’s needs can be served. We have a story from Kris Soebroto who has worked at Sisters of the Road for several years. She has gotten to know the community at Sisters intimately and has seen first hand the humanizing effect of a dignified dining experience. She talks about the work they are attempting at Sisters and how some of the things we take for granted, such as giving a gift, can be incredibly meaningful. The story and interview were recorded at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR. Find more information about the Sisters of the Road Cafe at SistersOfTheRoad.org.
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There is a new quarterly magazine in Portland and it will likely interest readers of Edible Publications. Render and the focus of the magazine is on food and feminism. After a successful Kickstarter campaign this past summer, they have started printing the magazine. The first issue of the magazine takes a look at flesh; from women in the field of butchering to food and issues with weight.
On this episode of the podcast we talk with Gabi de Leon, founder and creative director, and Danielle Knott, executive director, about the origin story of the magazine as well as what they want to accomplish five years down the road. Gabi starts off the podcast with a story about how a butchering class with the Portland Meat Collective enabled her to be more in touch with her own flesh. The story and interview were recorded at KBOO Community Radio.
You can subscribe to Render Magazine at RenderFoodMag.com
If you are interested in reading a new food book, look no further than In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey by Sam Fromartz.
In the book, Sam takes us on a journey around the world where he works with some of the best bakers. He also talks about some of his accomplishments as an amateur baker, including baking for a dinner hosted by local food maven Alice Waters.
Along with the many stories, Sam includes several recipes with detailed instructions that highlight the breads contained in that chapter. It is a captivating and inspiring read. Sam was in Portland to give a reading at Powell’s Books when I got the chance to talk with him. On the podcast, he tells a story about a trip to France, talks about the book, and explains some of what it takes to make good bread. The story and interview were recorded at KBOO Community Radio.
Find more information about Sam Fromartz and his book, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Baker’s Odyssey at chewswise.com
Urban farming is on the upward trend but it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to make a living at it. Stacey Givens, owner and creator of The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen, is putting in that hard work running a diversified operation. A recent recipient of a Local Hero Award, Stacey talks about the process of starting The Side Yard and its evolution over the years.
Find out more about Stacey and The Side Yard at TheSideYardPDX.com
Lola Milholland of Edible Portland and the nonprofit Ecotrust and her mother Theresa Marquez of Organic Valley recently spoke with legendary farmer, author, and eloquent octogenarian Wendell Berry at the Organic Valley annual meeting in April. He shares his thoughts on the economic value of intangibles, gives advice for parents who want to empower their children to act for change, and recollects sweet childhood memories.