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Northwest Passages Book Club and Community Forum

Crave 2019

Sample from food purveyors, wineries, breweries and distilleries at the outdoor walk-around featuring The Spokesman-Review Main Stage National Chef Forum, Outdoor Stage with "Top Chefs" and Grand Stage with distillers mixing up tasty concoctions.

Buy your tickets at CraveNW.com
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2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration

The 2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration’s Grand Tasting and Foods From Around the World at CenterPlace Regional Event Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Spokane Valley.

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Northwest Passages Book Club focuses on food

The Spokesman-Review's Northwest Passages Book Club featured chefs Anita M. Lo and Mareya Ibrahim, documentary filmmaker Joanna James and Spokane entrepreneur Deborah Di Bernardo at Crave Food and Drink Celebration inside CenterPlace Regional Events Center on Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Spokane Valley. The four women also attended the screening of James' film “A Fine Line,” which is about the disparity women face in the culinary industry, at the Bing Crosby Theater in downtown Spokane in the evening.
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2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration photos: Night 1’s Seafood Bash is a smash

Standout dishes at Seafood Bash included Pan Seared Scallops with Mushroom Risotto from Cosmic Cowboy in Coeur d’Alene and Prosciutto-Wrapped Prawns With Pesto from Max at Mirabeau in Spokane Valley, and kudos to Emily Crawford of Eat Good Group and Doughlicious for the most daring offering of the night – ice cream made with Old Bay Seasoning!
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2019 Crave: Seafood Bash

The 2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley kicks off with a Seafood Bash.
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Proud Mareya: Ibrahim shares her culinary skills as ‘the Fit Foodie’

Eat Cleaner CEO and founder Mareya Ibrahim is a chef, entrepreneur, nutrition coach, author and inventor, and her latest book, titled “Eat Like You Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating to Thrive,” was released by St. Martin’s Press on June 4. The Orange County resident is headlining the Northwest Passages Main Stage at the 2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration at CenterPlace Regional Event Center in Spokane Valley on Saturday.
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2019 Crave: Joanna James’ ‘A Fine Line’ is a labor of love

Documentary filmmaker Joanna James will be discussing her film “A Fine Line,” which she began working on in 2014 and is about the disparity women face in the culinary industry. She’ll be on the Main Stage at 2 p.m. Saturday, then takes part in a free full screening of “A Fine Line” and question-and-answer session at the Bing Crosby Theater at 7 p.m.
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2019 Crave: Anita Lo on ‘Solo,’ #MeToo and Doritos

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 6:57 p.m.

2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration Main Stage headliner Anita M. Lo was the first female guest chef to cook for a White House State dinner, and her “Solo: A Modern Cookbook for a Party of One” was published by Knopf in 2018. Lo answered questions over the weekend amid the culmination of World Pride in New York City:
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Adam Hegsted talks Crave’s evolution

The third-annual Crave Food and Drink Celebration is July 11-13, and Adam Hegsted, the mastermind behind Yards Bruncheon, Wandering Table, Incrediburger & Eggs, Gilded Unicorn, Le Catering and another downtown Spokane location opening in the near future (think Hot Pockets), among others, chatted about Crave over chicken fried steak and eggs at Cottage Café in Spokane Valley on a recent Friday afternoon.
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2019 Crave dinner in Seattle

Chefs Adam Hegsted (Wandering Table), Aaron Fish (Eat Good Group) and Emily Crawford (Doughlicious) host an eight-course dinner with wine pairings in Seattle on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, to promote the 2019 Crave Food and Drink Celebration at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley from July 11-13.

The Spokesman-Review Northwest Passages Main Stage:
Programming is focused on women in the culinary industry. Anita M. Lo, a second-generation Malaysian American chef who defeated Mario Batali on Season 1 of “Iron Chef America,” and documentary filmmaker Joanna James, who has created a documentary about the struggles that female chefs have faced in the culinary industry, are two of the headliners on the Main Stage. The lineup also includes Mareya Ibrahim, aka “the Fit Foodie,” and Spokane entrepreneur Deborah Di Bernardo.                          

Buy your tickets at CraveNW.com

Crave – which was created by Spokane chef and restaurateur Adam Hegsted (Wandering Table, Gilded Unicorn, Incrediburger & Eggs, Le Catering) and is in partnership with Newman Lake-based Vision Marketing – features four ticketed, VIP and walk-around tasting events:

  • Seafood Bash, July 11, 6-9 p.m., $75-$170
  • Fire and Smoke, July 12, 6-9 p.m., $65-$160
  • Grand Tasting, July 13, 12-4 p.m., $40-$110
  • Foods From Around the World, July 13, 6-9 p.m., $70-$165