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Meet Your Private Chef: Andrea Loeffler

Andrea Loeffler is a private chef with a passion for simple ingredients and local, sustainable food sources. A rural Vermont native, she is a graduate of Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts in Berkeley. Andrea is inspired by the Bay Area’s bounty and her various travels, and she attributes her love of color and texture from her background as an artist and ceramicist.

How Plant-Based Mexican Food Just Might Change The World

Jocelyn Ramirez is a Southeast Los Angeles native and the chef/founder of Todo Verde, a roving Latin American plant-based kitchen providing Los Angeles with healthy and affordable vegan eats. We sat down with her to talk about the perceived challenges of vegan Mexican cuisine, how food can be a catalyst for social change, and how agua frescas started it all.

Pop Up Duo Brings Breton Cuisine To Portland

A dinner with Penn Sardin PDX is both a study in culture and a culinary experience. With seafood-forward menus and a unique roster of wines and ciders, Penn Sardin showcases the cuisine of Brittany in the Pacific Northwest. Liz White and Simon Lowry, the duo behind the popup, met at Portland’s Olympia Oyster Bar, where she is a cook and he runs the wine program.