Daily Archives: March 1, 2014

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Personal Chef Lisa Glickman

Drawing on the foods and cooking techniques she encountered living in Europe, Personal Chef Lisa Glickman has been creating authentic dining experiences for small groups in Bend for the past six years. Two years ago she won the only culinary contest she ever entered when her turkey and spinach meatballs were selected by the Cooking…

Ask Helen

Dear Helen: I have a position to fill that involves a mix of high-level quantitative and technical skill and also helping with office support. The high-end functions are specialized, but a smart person could learn them with a good trainer. The office skills are simplistic and tedious – answering phones and doing filing, which sounds…

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3 Personas – 1 Mission

Devorah Spilman found her calling at age 18 when working in a preschool. Then and there she realized the power stories have to move people – or in the case of squirmy preschoolers, to sit still as stories transport them to new lands and deeper understanding. For more than 30 years she has honed her…

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The Zen of Pasta

Where does a chef in an Italian restaurant with more than 30 years of experience go to ensure the foods he is plating each night are authentic? Why Italy of course. Michael Karman, sous chef of a Cena restaurant in Sellwood, joined Italian- born chef Gabe Gabreski, restaurant owner Chris Custer and other restaurant staff,…

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Eugene Food Scene: Off-The-Waffle

Is that the sweet smell of success filling the air? Or maybe it’s just the aromatic blending of Belgian waffle batter with sweet and savory toppings and fillings that infuses your senses as soon as you enter either of two Off-The-Waffle locations in Eugene. In these days of hit or miss, when someone manages to…

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Holly Hart Combines Food with Social Activism

She was a leader in Portland’s early gay rights movement, as well as a feminist, anti-war protestor and civil rights champion. So, when Holly Hart soul-searched for her lifelong vocation, a gathering place for activists came to mind. She combined this with her love of food. She’d even sold popcorn in her grade-school years. An…

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