When Erik Wolf (of the World Food Travel Associationand big-time “doer” behind the upcoming FoodWorx conference) and I have had the opportunities to talk, our conversations have gone from “Hello” to frenetically giddy about all things food (education, politics, growing, eating, etc.) in no less than five minutes.
It is such a delight chatting with Erick because of his passion and experience around the world (literally and figuratively ) of food. Likewise, I have appreciated his support for The Curriculum of Cuisine, and our push to deliver basic culinary skills to high school students.
I am “skipping school” for the upcoming conference on 2/4 and looking forward to a day of inspiration, learning, and good company–do join me!
All the “W” questions about the conference are answered in the following:The Portland-based World Food Travel Association is hosting the second annual FoodWorx: The Future of Food Conference at the Armory here in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, February 4. How much do you care about food? FoodWorx features short TED-style talks and is aimed at everyone who is interested in exploring issues in and around food, from consumers to trade to media and even students. The topics addressed at FoodWorx hang off four branches: food and economics; food and environment; food and society; and food and health. Tickets are only $99 (until Jan. 24, that’s TOMORROW folks, $129 after) and that includes lunch. Just go to the conference website http://www.foodworxconference.com click on Buy Tickets. Any food/drink producers in the region interested in sampling their products during the Cascadian Cuisine reception (which ends the conference), please contact Erik Wolf at (503) 213-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.