Contributors

~Staff~

Andrea Sanders

Andrea Sanders

Illustrator

Angela Holm

Angela Holm

Photographer

 
Andrea Sanders

Andrea Sanders

Illustrator

Andrea has been an artist since she could first pick up a crayon. Her hope is to create images that catch your eye, and maybe hold some inexplicable charm over you for years to come. Her illustrations have been shown throughout the United States and featured on apparel, in articles, movies, and homes. As long as she can hold a crayon she will keep creating.

 
Angela Holm

Angela Holm

Photographer

Angela Holm writes stories with photographs; scribing them with light, caught and focused by her camera’s lens.  Working in a variety of situations from behind the scenes to city streets, Angela captures the tales found in everyday moments of life within the world.  In her pursuit of these images, Angela uses a range of cameras from film to digital and back again.  She currently lives and works in Northwest Portland where she is an active member of the Professional Photographer Association, relishes doing Documentary Photography, has a burgeoning social media presence and tries to photograph at least three impossible things every day.  To see more of her work, or to follow along on the adventures, please visit her website for links to her other channels.

David Karich

David Karich

Photographer

George Marie

George Marie

Writer

 
David Karich

David Karich

Photographer

David Karich is a German web developer and musician. He is also the CEO of the German digital agency FlipZoom Media Inc.  As an expert in software development and high-load systems, he manages many high-profile projects in Germany. In his spare time, David Karich has a passion for photography and writing.

 
George Marie

George Marie

Writer

George Marie is a photographer & writer living in Port Townsend, Washington with her family. When not philosophizing with her children, she’s likely to be found philosophizing around the dinner table.  Her poems, short fiction and photographs have appeared here and there online and in print. Her first published book Dismember was released by Bedouin Books in 2012.

Linda Wojtowick

Linda Wojtowick

Writer

Lisa C. Knisely

Lisa C. Knisely

Writer

 
Linda Wojtowick

Linda Wojtowick

Writer

Linda grew up in Montana. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she can easily indulge her cinematic obsessions without restraint. She’s a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has recently guested in Minetta Review, Aberration Labyrinth, Clementine Poetry Journal, Ink In Thirds, Unbroken, The Slag Review, and Visitant, among others.

 
Lisa C. Knisely

Lisa C. Knisely

Writer

Lisa C. Knisely is a former academic who lives in Portland, Oregon where she sometimes writes and sometimes teaches.

Sarah Minnick

Sarah Minnick

Photographer

Sasha Davies

Sasha Davies

Writer and Event Coordinator

 
Sarah Minnick

Sarah Minnick

Photographer

When Sarah Minnick is not snapping moments of farm and food life on Instagram, you’ll find her stretching out-of-this-world, naturally-leavened pizza dough at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty in Portland, Oregon. She is the chef at the helm of this PDX gem, and locals thank her for her dedication to sourcing only the best and turning it generously over to the care of the public.

 
Sasha Davies

Sasha Davies

Writer and Event Coordinator

Sasha Davies owns and operates Clay Pigeon Winery and wine bar Cyril’s with her husband in Portland, OR. She has spent the past decade plus working with cheese as a wholesaler, retailer, educator and author of two books–The Guide to West Coast Cheese and The Cheesemaker’s Apprentice. Sasha has also contributed to a variety of publications including Culture, Mix, and Diner Journal.

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Abigail Chipley

Abigail Chipley

Writer

Adrian J.S. Hale

Adrian J.S. Hale

Editor

 
Abigail Chipley

Abigail Chipley

Writer

Abigail is a writer, recipe developer, and cooking teacher with 15 years of experience in the food industry. She was a founding editor at Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and contributed to two of the company’s cookbooks. Her work has also appeared in Vegetarian Times, Whole Living, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Real Simple, Edible Portland, and MIX Magazine. She teaches cooking classes out of her home in Portland, Oregon.

 
Adrian J.S. Hale

Adrian J.S. Hale

Editor

Ever since Adrian was a child, she’s been fascinated by the table as an everyday forum. She used to curl up under the dining room table to listen to the adults’ conversation. She noticed early on that they’d linger there long after dinner was over to talk about politics, or give one another unsolicited advice, or tell jokes that would erupt in laughter. Sometimes they’d even share stories that would lead to tears. Now that she’s an adult, Adrian has become especially interested in the stories we tell about our food—as well as the stories that food tells about us.

Professionally, she’s worked in restaurants, catered weddings and banquets, critiqued restaurants for The Orlando Weekly, and developed food stories for publications such as Saveur, Culture, Mix, and others. But she is happiest passing from kitchen to table and learning our unique relationship to these places in our lives. She started Communal Table for anyone who sees the table as an anchor to daily life—A place to air intimacies and connect with the bigger world.

Andrea Sanders

Andrea Sanders

Illustrator

Angela Holm

Angela Holm

Photographer

 
Andrea Sanders

Andrea Sanders

Illustrator

Andrea has been an artist since she could first pick up a crayon. Her hope is to create images that catch your eye, and maybe hold some inexplicable charm over you for years to come. Her illustrations have been shown throughout the United States and featured on apparel, in articles, movies, and homes. As long as she can hold a crayon she will keep creating.

 
Angela Holm

Angela Holm

Photographer

Angela Holm writes stories with photographs; scribing them with light, caught and focused by her camera’s lens.  Working in a variety of situations from behind the scenes to city streets, Angela captures the tales found in everyday moments of life within the world.  In her pursuit of these images, Angela uses a range of cameras from film to digital and back again.  She currently lives and works in Northwest Portland where she is an active member of the Professional Photographer Association, relishes doing Documentary Photography, has a burgeoning social media presence and tries to photograph at least three impossible things every day.  To see more of her work, or to follow along on the adventures, please visit her website for links to her other channels.

Celeste Noche

Celeste Noche

Photographer

Cheryl Juetten

Cheryl Juetten

Photographer

 
Celeste Noche

Celeste Noche

Photographer

Celeste Noche is a Bay Area native whose life dream is to travel the world and share her stories through photographs. Based in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA, she enjoys photographing everything from food and travel to people and weddings with real moments being the common thread throughout. She began her blog, Wanderlogue, five years ago and still dedicates the space to sharing her adventure

 
Cheryl Juetten

Cheryl Juetten

Photographer

Cheryl Juetten is a photographer living in Portland, OR with her husband, Caleb, and their daughter, Sylvia. Starting with weddings in the days of film, she loves getting involved in her community shooting for small businesses, families, non-profits and craftspeople. Born and raised in Upper Michigan, she has traded the snow for the rain, and misses lakes and pasties. As a child, inspired by her Grandmother and a love of sweets, she baked every weekend (and for holidays and all of the family birthdays-sometimes including her own!), and is so happy to continue her love of food in Portland.

Danielle Frankel

Danielle Frankel

Writer

David Karich

David Karich

Photographer

 
Danielle Frankel

Danielle Frankel

Writer

Danielle is a native Portlander, back in her hometown after school in Southern California and some European travel. Good food seems to make her decisions for her—from spending an extended season on an organic farm in Gales Meadow, Oregon to working now at grocery start-up Green Zebra. Responsibly sourced ingredients make her meals meaningful and spiritual, but she is not one to turn down a “Supermac” at an Irish train station, of which she just—utterly famished, slick with backpackers sweat—swooned over before writing this short bio about herself.

 
David Karich

David Karich

Photographer

David Karich is a German web developer and musician. He is also the CEO of the German digital agency FlipZoom Media Inc.  As an expert in software development and high-load systems, he manages many high-profile projects in Germany. In his spare time, David Karich has a passion for photography and writing.

David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick

Videographer

Emily Liedel

Emily Liedel

Writer

 
David Kilpatrick

David Kilpatrick

Videographer

David Kilpatrick is a videographer / designer / artist  living in in Santa Barbara, California.  His recent video work attempts to engage viewers beyond the still image to show the intimate and tactile side of cooking, farming, travel and the arts.   These videos are a collaboration with his lovely and talented wife Leela Cyd, and may be seen at DavidLeeStudios.

 
Emily Liedel

Emily Liedel

Writer

Emily Liedel is a writer and translator based in Portland, Oregon. She is an editor at Worldcrunch, focusing on translating news articles from Russian for an English speaking audience. She also writes a weekly newsletter on the best ideas on urbanism from around the world.

Emily speaks Spanish, French, German, Russian and Mandarin Chinese, and she writes about language learning on her blog, The Babel Times. She is a regular contributor of long form articles related to language and culture for Schwa Fire.

Her articles have appeared on NYTimes.com, Civil Eats and Modern Farmer.

Emily enjoys learning about culture through food; one of her favorite experiences was taking a year long class in French cuisine while living in Paris.

Frank Omier

Frank Omier

Painter

George Marie

George Marie

Writer

 
Frank Omier

Frank Omier

Painter

Frank Omier is a Nicaraguan born artist who lives in Portland Oregon. He studied art at the Grand Central Atelier and The Art Students League of New York. He has also copied paintings at the Prado Museum in Madrid and spent a year studying drawings in the Louvre’s drawing and prints department.

His most recent work is focused on outdoor paintings. He spent five months painting in Beijing and he is currently working on a series of paintings from his most recent trip to Nicaragua.

When not painting, Frank Omier loves traveling, languages, and food.

 
George Marie

George Marie

Writer

George Marie is a photographer & writer living in Port Townsend, Washington with her family. When not philosophizing with her children, she’s likely to be found philosophizing around the dinner table.  Her poems, short fiction and photographs have appeared here and there online and in print. Her first published book Dismember was released by Bedouin Books in 2012.

Hanna Neuschwander

Hanna Neuschwander

Writer

Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace

Journalist

 
Hanna Neuschwander

Hanna Neuschwander

Writer

Hanna is a Portland-based writer of personal essays and the author of Left Coast Roast, a guidebook to artisan and influential coffee roasters on the west coast. By day, she is the managing editor of Democracy & Education, a scholarly journal about two things she thinks are important. It is published by the Lewis & Clark Graduate School of Education and Counseling, where she is director of communications. Her daughter, Montreal, was born in May 2014.

 
Hannah Wallace

Hannah Wallace

Journalist

Hannah Wallace is a Portland-based journalist who writes about food, agriculture, integrative medicine, and travel. She writes for Dwell, the New York Times, Portland Monthly, Vogue, and Travel + Leisure, and her articles and book reviews have appeared in Bon Appétit, Southwest, O: the Oprah Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Los Angeles Times. She is a contributing writer at CivilEats.com.

Heather Newell

Heather Newell

Writer

Jenni Grishman

Jenni Grishman

Designer & Food Stylist

 
Heather Newell

Heather Newell

Writer

Heather Newell is a Denver-based writer, blogger, and travel enthusiast. Having completed the US Peace Corps in Rwanda from 2011-2013 she has written for their online blogging publications, contributed to Africa Agenda, a media company in Denver, and has showcased her cultural experiences on her personal blogging website. Heather works for The Women’s Bakery, an organization committed to training women in business and life skills in East Africa. She enjoys exploring anywhere outdoors, eating fabulous burritos, and spending time over coffee with friends and family. Her website can be found at www.ikundayou.wordpress.com.

 
Jenni Grishman

Jenni Grishman

Designer & Food Stylist

Jenni has been a practicing artist since childhood. Whether staining her fingers with clay, paint, or beets, her hands have always been creating. Her love for art and food continue to inspire her life, as she has worked as a designer, food stylist, nutritional chef, and art teacher. She has lived in Maryland, NYC, San Francisco, and Florence, Italy. Jenni now resides in Portland, OR, where she enjoys all the Pacific NW has to offer.

John Mayer

John Mayer

Teacher

Josh Letchworth

Josh Letchworth

Photographer

 
John Mayer

John Mayer

Teacher

John is a teacher of young children and is delighted to now have one that he calls a daughter.  He has taught and coached 3 year olds-13 year olds and loves the enthusiasm they bring to the world. He now teaches 2nd grade at an independent school in Portland Oregon.  When John is not in the classroom, he is most likely watching soccer, hiking in the woods, laughing with his daughter, or figuring out what he’s been thinking about through the act of writing.

 
Josh Letchworth

Josh Letchworth

Photographer

Native Floridian, 41, married, 3 kids.  Love surfing, fishing, yoga and getting lost outside.   I’m an active-lifestyle photographer and been at it for 15 years.  I’ve circled the earth a few times on a plane and seen some incredible places.  Stay passionate and slightly uncomfortable.

Kelsey Gerhard

Kelsey Gerhard

Photographer

Leela Cyd

Leela Cyd

Photographer

 
Kelsey Gerhard

Kelsey Gerhard

Photographer

Kelsey sees life in pictures… she is a photographer, an artist, a moth chasing the light. She finds the extraordinary in the ordinary, and frames simple scenes of life as art. She is an observer of life and connections. She loves color, composition, layers and texture and looks for the moments we tend to take for granted.

 
Leela Cyd

Leela Cyd

Photographer

Leela Cyd is a photographer based in Santa Barbara, CA with an emphasis on food, travel, interiors, and portraits for an assortment of editorial and commercial clients. She makes photographs as a means to see, experience, learn from and interact with the diverse cultures of the world.  Raised around a table full of artists and writers a block from the Pacific ocean, she’s forever been sharing stories and influenced by creative lives. She authors an award winning travel/food blog  TEA CUP TEA

Lela Preston

Lela Preston

Writer

Linda Wojtowick

Linda Wojtowick

Writer

 
Lela Preston

Lela Preston

Writer

Lela Preston is an Italian-American Florida native who teaches Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Central Florida. She earned her Master’s degree in Literature and her PhD in Texts in Technology. She is an academic with an artist’s heart and, above all, an activist and idealist. She founded and runs Animal Safehouse Program, which fosters pets for women in domestic violence shelters. Her toddler Phoenix is an excellent, if somewhat overwhelming, hostess to any and all animals in need. Preston’s research and publication interests include gendered bodies in virtual communities, body technologies, embodied resistance, and whatever else captivates her.

 
Linda Wojtowick

Linda Wojtowick

Writer

Linda grew up in Montana. She now lives in Portland, Oregon, where she can easily indulge her cinematic obsessions without restraint. She’s a Pushcart Prize nominee, and her work has recently guested in Minetta Review, Aberration Labyrinth, Clementine Poetry Journal, Ink In Thirds, Unbroken, The Slag Review, and Visitant, among others.

Lisa C. Knisely

Lisa C. Knisely

Writer

Margarett Waterbury

Margarett Waterbury

Writer

 
Lisa C. Knisely

Lisa C. Knisely

Writer

Lisa C. Knisely is a former academic who lives in Portland, Oregon where she sometimes writes and sometimes teaches.

 
Margarett Waterbury

Margarett Waterbury

Writer

Margarett Waterbury is a writer who lives in Portland, Oregon, and is a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest. She is interested in all aspects of food, from cooking and eating to the systems and industries that produce it. Her work has been published by Portland Monthly, Edible Portland, Culinate, Civil Eats, and The Inquisitive Eater.

Nathan Cameron Wheeler

Nathan Cameron Wheeler

Writer

Peggy Acott

Peggy Acott

Writer

 
Nathan Cameron Wheeler

Nathan Cameron Wheeler

Writer

Nathan is a sixth generation Floridian from Orlando who works as a rescue swimmer and operations officer for the US merchant marine. After a decade in the US Navy, he studied creative writing at the University of Central Florida, and later returned to the sea over diving into a writing career because he has kids to feed. He’s currently writing a novel about life at sea and lives in Hawaii on a ship. He hopes to someday encounter Cthulhu on the high seas and have coffee with author Michel Houellebecq. He posts prose and poetry on his wordpress where he is desperately trying to achieve brevity.

 
Peggy Acott

Peggy Acott

Writer

Peggy Acott is a fifth-generation Oregonian, and has been writing for nearly her whole life. Before she could write stories she would dictate them to a willing parent, adding illustrations and stapling it together in an early effort at self-publishing. Her work has appeared in print at Portland Outsider Magazine, Edible Portland, Alltopia and Savor: an Anthology, and online at Cooking Up A Story, Cactus Heart Press and Portland Made Collective. She lives in Portland with her partner, two dogs and a big garden, and can be found at www.peggyacott.wordpress.com

Sarah Minnick

Sarah Minnick

Photographer

Sasha Davies

Sasha Davies

Writer and Event Coordinator

 
Sarah Minnick

Sarah Minnick

Photographer

When Sarah Minnick is not snapping moments of farm and food life on Instagram, you’ll find her stretching out-of-this-world, naturally-leavened pizza dough at Lovely’s Fifty Fifty in Portland, Oregon. She is the chef at the helm of this PDX gem, and locals thank her for her dedication to sourcing only the best and turning it generously over to the care of the public.

 
Sasha Davies

Sasha Davies

Writer and Event Coordinator

Sasha Davies owns and operates Clay Pigeon Winery and wine bar Cyril’s with her husband in Portland, OR. She has spent the past decade plus working with cheese as a wholesaler, retailer, educator and author of two books–The Guide to West Coast Cheese and The Cheesemaker’s Apprentice. Sasha has also contributed to a variety of publications including Culture, Mix, and Diner Journal.

Shawn Linehan

Shawn Linehan

Photographer

Susan Troccolo

Susan Troccolo

Writer

 
Shawn Linehan

Shawn Linehan

Photographer

Shawn photographs and films small farms and farmers mostly around the Portland, Oregon area. With a journalist’s sense of narrative and an artist’s eye, she strives to create intimate, authentic images that celebrate the lives of our environmental stewards who are helping to better our access to local, healthy food.

 
Susan Troccolo

Susan Troccolo

Writer

Susan Troccolo is the author of the 2015 essay collection The Beet Goes On: Essays on Friendship and Breaking New Ground. Susan’s essays have appeared in Culinate, Spooning, and VoiceCatcher. Her essay, Homage, about studying Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy while living in Rome, won honorable mention in Oregon Writers Colony 2003 national essay contest. Susan chronicles the humor and poignancy of aging on her blog Life-Change-Compost.

Susan lives with her husband and their Border Collie, Fly, in Portland, OR. Fly still misses Rufus.