There's a new food mag in town and it's got some serious chops, especially on its cover.
Publishing four times a year, Render aims to place the spotlight squarely on women in food through profiles, essays, reviews and recipes. According to its manifesto: "Our mission is to empower women in the kitchen by representing women and their contributions to food culture."
The fledgling publication got its start as artist/founder Gabi de Leon's thesis project at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. But the illustrator decided to keep running with it, attracting a team that includes Lisa Knisely, assistant professor of liberal arts at PNCA, who has a Ph.D in women's studies. With Kickstarter seed money and a lot of chutzpah, they produced the first issue, called Flesh. To celebrate its release, the Render team is throwing a launch party at Old Salt Marketplace. Chef Kusuma Rao of Ruchikala will cook the six-course dinner, with wine pairings from Anne Hubatch of Helioterra Wines. Cost is $100 all-inclusive, which includes subscriptions to both the digital and print version of the magazine ($25.99 each). Tickets are available here.