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Crave 2019

July 13, 2019, noon

CenterPlace Regional Event Center 2426 N. Discovery Place Spokane Valley, WA 99216

Be part of the ultimate bash for food lovers as some of the best culinary talent that our region has to offer gathers for eating, drinking and celebrating.

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. Northwest Passages goes to the movies with A FINE LINE Documentary film by Joanna James – with the Washington debut of the documentary. Screening and discussion at The Bing , with director Joanna James and special guest, Anita Lo. A Fine Line Explores why less than 7% of head chefs and restaurant owners are women, when traditionally, women have always held the central role in the kitchen.

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.                          

A&E >  Food

2019 Crave: Anita Lo on ‘Solo,’ #MeToo and Doritos

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

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:
A&E >  Food

Chef’s grand idea goes in the pot … the Instant Pot

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018

Spokane chef Chad White thought it would be fun to prepare a four-course, fine-dining experience using just an Instant Pot. So he’ll do it live for the Northwest Passages Book Club, with help from best-selling Instant Pot cookbook author Laurel Randolph.
A&E >  Books

What’s cooking in Spokane

Adriana Janovich, food editor at The Spokesman-Review, caught up with five top chefs and food authors at the May 12 Dorothy Dean Cooking Show at the Spokane Convention Center.

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