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Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon
May 6, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon, is a free conversation with Jennifer Burns Bright about consuming and preserving local seafood that will be hosted by the Hood River Library on Saturday, May 6 at 3pm.
Finding truly local seafood can be hard, even on the coast. The US imports approximately 90 percent of its seafood and ships out nearly as much to the global market. Why aren’t people eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do people consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past?
This program is hosted by The Hood River Library and sponsored by Oregon Humanities.
Bright is a food and travel writer based in Port Orford, Oregon. She recently retired from teaching at the University of Oregon, where she researched desire in twentieth-century literature, led a faculty research group in the emerging discipline of food studies, and won a national pedagogy award for a team-taught, interdisciplinary class on bread. She holds a PhD from the University of California at Irvine and a Master Food Preserver certification. As a community organizer linking local producers and consumers, Bright often speaks and teaches at events.
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