|March 16, 2017|
|5:30 pm||to||6:30 pm|
Join the Museum of Natural and Cultural History for Let’s Talk Food, a new series exploring food and culture in Oregon and beyond. Sponsored by Oregon Humanities. The conversations are included with museum admission; free for members and UO ID card holders. Third Thursdays in spring at 5:30 p.m. Fish Tales: Traditions and Challenges of Seafood in Oregon with Jennifer Burns Bright Oregonians love the wild beauty of our 363 miles of coastline, but 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 we eating more local seafood, now that preserving and distribution technologies are the most sophisticated they have ever been? Why do we consider seafood more a delicacy now than it has been in the past? Join Jennifer Burns Bright for an exploration of our relationship with sea foods, and of local traditions around harvesting and consuming the ocean’s bounty.
Jennifer Burns Bright has been an active member of the CSWS community over the years, participating as a panelist and workshop leader at numerous CSWS Northwest Women Writers Symposiums. She also founded the CSWS Food in the Field Research Interest Group, which was for several years one of CSWS’s most active and productive RIGs.