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Sunday, October 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Le Pigeon: Collaboration In the Kitchen and On The Page

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Groundbreaking ideas and endeavors are often forged through teamwork and collaboration. Award-winning chef and author Rucker & co-chefs (now co-authors) tell the story of Le Pigeon and the synergy that occurs when talented individuals combine forces.

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Jack Hott

Bio: | Jack Hott has been working in and around the Portland food scene for more than a decade. As a manager and sommelier of Castagna, a renowned Portland restaurant, he watched the city’s culinary reputation grow into what it is today. After leaving the restaurant, Jack has continued his culinary journey by working in communications and focusing on food and beverage brands – and by collecting cookbooks. Currently his collection is... Read More →

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Meredith Erickson

Bio: | Meredith Erickson has written for The New York Times, Elle, enRoute, Monocle, Flare, and Lucky Peach. She has also been Managing Editor (Maisonneuve) Project Editor (Phaidon) and Production Manager (Sid Lee) for various magazines, campaigns and television programs. | In 2011 she wrote The Art of Living According to Joe Beef, which went on to be included in many of the “best of” lists for 2011, as well as a James... Read More →
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Andrew Fortgang

Bio: | Andrew Fortgang is Co-Owner, Manager and Sommelier of Le Pigeon and Little Bird. Andrew feels truly blessed that his passions are his profession; he surrounds himself with good food, great wine (“Life is too short to drink anything else” is a motto he lives by), and good people. | | Born and raised in New York City into a family that loves to eat and drink, he began cooking at Gramercy Tavern at the age of... Read More →
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Lauren Fortgang

Bio: | Lauren Fortgang knew she wanted to be a chef at a very young age. Immediately after high school, Lauren left her hometown of Anchorage, Alaska and headed to San Francisco where she attended the California Culinary Academy.  | | While at the CCA, Lauren completed an externship at the acclaimed San Francisco vegetarian restaurant, Greens, a locale committed to farm to table cuisine long before the phrase was coined... Read More →
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David L Reamer

Bio: | DAVID L. REAMER is a food and lifestyle photographer whose images have appeared in Bon Appetit, Food & Wine and GC.  Born and raised in New Jersey,  David cooked for thirteen years before finally trading his chef's knife for a camera.  He first met Gabriel Rucker in 2001,  where they cooked together at a small bistro in Aptos, California.  Luckily,  David convinced Gabriel to leave his home... Read More →
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Gabriel Rucker

Bio: | Gabriel Rucker is the Chef and Co-Owner of Le Pigeon and Little Bird in Portland, Oregon. His edgy, highly original, and recipe-free masterpieces, evocative of French bistro signatures and classic American fare, have gained him both regional and national acclaim, recently earning him a 2013 James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest. | | Gabriel’s first and favorite experience with food was at a bagel shop in his... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
McMenamins Stage OCC, Main Stage

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