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Joshua McFadden


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Having grown up in the Midwest, Joshua came to the Pacific Northwest to attend Cordon Bleu in Portland, Oregon. Since then, he’s cooked in some of the top kitchens in San Francisco (Lark Creek Inn, Roxanne’s), Chicago (North Pond) and New York (Franny’s, Momofuku, Blue Hill and Lupa). He also spent time in Rome working at the American Academy in Rome, an Alice Waters project. He was awarded two stars by the New York Times while serving as Chef de Cuisine at Franny’s in Brooklyn.

Wanting to get closer to his artistic medium, Joshua spent two years farming and cooking in coastal Maine, running Four Season Farm. It allowed him to think about food in a whole new way, sparking a deeper passion for—and knowledge of—vegetables. Joshua’s belief that food should be simple, honest, and driven by local ingredients has found its natural home in the Pacific Northwest at Ava Gene’s.

In the summer of 2016, he and Luke Dirks formed Submarine Hospitality, which acquired ownership of Ava Gene’s and just before opening Tusk. Joshua is also the consulting chef at The Suttle Lodge & Boathouse. In May of 2017, "Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables," his cookbook of 225 vegetable-focused recipes was published.

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Scheduled events:
An Afternoon With the Vegetable Whisperer
Joshua McFadden, Italophile, and chef-owner of Ava Gene's in Portland, is hailed as a vegetable guru. In his first cookbook, "Six Seasons: A New Way With Vegetables," McFadden explores seasonality and flavor at their peak. Come learn why Joshua believes in six seasons, pick up one of the year's top cookbooks and make veggies the star of the show.

Culinary Stage (Seats 266)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Joshua McFadden
Moderator: Jennifer Slothower

Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables
May 2017
ISBN 9781579656317
384 pages
$35.00, INSTORE
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"Never before have I seen so many fascinating, delicious, easy recipes in one book. More/less

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