Pickathon is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and though it has evolved over time, among the founders’ key philosophies is creating a community event. Most adult attendees are hip to the ethos and keep a watchful eye on the kids in their vicinity, related or no.
Of the abundant produce, cured meats and fruits of the Cantabrian Sea widely available in Basque Country, there is but one local ingredient that has won the endorsement of the region’s Michelin-decorated chefs: the salt.
While feminism is dominating the zeitgeist worldwide, the Basque Country is progressing with region’s general pace of life: natural, flowing, like the changing of the seasons.
Even in the middle of Boise’s biggest annual event, walking its downtown streets is still a stroll through a friendly, modest city. You wouldn’t know the metropolitan area’s population grew 3 percent in 2017 — the highest rate of any metro area in the US.
What looks like a hard-to-find taco stand in the hills of rural Baja California Sur is actually a Hilton Los Cabos feast at Tiki’s Farm in Miraflores, featuring hand-pressed corn tortillas and freshly roasted vegetables ground into fragrant salsa molcajete.
Thanks to a conspiracy of diet fads and animal activism, animal protein has lost some real estate on American dinner plates; meat is no longer a shoo-in. But even in states like Oregon, whose iconic television show “Portlandia” has immortalized veganism, the cattle industry delivers more than $900 million to the state’s economy.
Depending on where you land on the spectrum of troglodyte to tech dynamo, finding new music in the Digital Age is either an easy or an overwhelming prospect. Keeping up with the volume of new artists bouncing around Spotify, Pandora, iTunes and YouTube is sort of like trying to figure out who Donald Trump fired today. But there’s help.
The sixth annual Feast Portland takes places this weekend at different events across Oregon's largest city. From a carnivore-friendly glorified backyard barbeque to an event called “Vegetables: A Love Story,” the food festival in one of the country’s top culinary destinations is a gourmand’s dream.