An on-going conversation about good, clean, fair with farmers, producers, activists and food enthusiasts.
Snail by Snail: Maurizio Leo of The Perfect Loaf
Maurizio Leo is the baker behind the food blog "The Perfect Loaf." He recently won the Saveur Blog Award in the food obsessive category. His site is an ode to sourdough bread where he showcases long slow fermentation and food without shortcuts. His obsession is evident in his detailed instructions and gorgeous photos, but it's his care and generosity that truly stand out, as he engages his community of bakers with tremendous hospitality. Offering an ever hopeful view of food's continued power to connect and nurture in the modern age.
Snail by Snail: Chef Aaron Adams
Chef Aaron Adam's evolution has been from fine dining and French food, to taking pâté off the menu, to grass-fed beef to finally opening plant-based restaurants; first Portobello and now Farm Spirit. He and his team are working to create original and modernist interpretations of Cascadian cuisine. Thinking of Cascadia as an alternate universe whose people decided to never eat meat again.
Snail by Snail: Jesse Nichols from Stoneboat Farm
Stone boat Farm is a sustainable horse powered farm just outside of Portland, OR. Together brothers Aaron and Jesse are revitalizing the soil as they transition what was a conventional nursery to a thriving organic farm. www.stoneboatpdx.com
Snail by Snail: Kaely Summers from Adelante Mujeres
Kaely Summers is the Forest Grove farmers market manager for Adelante Mujeres. A local non profit committed to the education and empowerment of low income Latina women. We sat down to talk about the holistic and interconnected view that roots the organization and how those values are uniquely serving the needs of women and families in western Washington county.