Gourmet magazine’s closing editor, Ruth Reichl, will be the main attraction at the International Association of Culinary Professionals’ annual gathering, taking place this year in Portland, April 21 to 24. The 750 or so chefs, cookbook authors, food media stars at the conference proper will attend sessions like “Pork and Pinot: The Source, The Hand, the Plate tour,” “Drink Local: Craft Distilleries” and “Experience Portland Street Food” (of course). Those events are nearly all sold out, but, for the price of a Medoyeff martini regular Joes may cross spatulas with food world luminaries at the Culinary Book Fair (tickets for $10 at Brown Paper Tickets).
Reichl must have gotten a helluva severence package from parent company Conde Nast as she’s still out hawking the latest Gourmet cookbook, "Gourmet Today." Others promised to be available for recipe sharing include Madhur Jaffrey and Judith Jones.
Portland last hosted this conference 12 years ago, when Oba topped Willamette Week’s annual guide 100 Best Restaurants; a full third of the restaurants on that list no longer exist (remember Zefiro, Indigine, Café Azul anyone?).
·All Previous IACP Coverage [EaterPDX]
·IACP [Official Site]