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Food News: Learn to Cook with Portland ‘Top Chef’ Contestant Sara Hauman

Plus, Dimo’s Apizza, Oma’s Hideaway, and Shipwreck are teaming up for a 4/20 benefit, and Kee’s Loaded Kitchen has reopened.

By Katherine Chew Hamilton April 16, 2021

Hauman in the Top Chef kitchen

Cook with Portland Top Chef Contestant Sara Hauman on Earth Day, April 22

Chef Sara Hauman, currently the executive chef at Soter Vineyards in Carlton, has been making waves on season 18 of Top Chef: she won the premiere’s first challenge, much to her surprise, and has continued to impress the judges ever since. (Check out our recaps of episodes one, two, and three if you need a refresher.) Those looking to glean a little of her culinary wisdom can tune into a Zoom cooking class held on Earth Day, April 22. Learn how cook sustainably at home; how to use local and sustainable tiny fish (her signature ingredient in the premiere was anchovies); how to make Spanish tortilla using leftover ingredients in your kitchen; and how to use every part of a fish, including guts, bones, heads, and tails; as well as answer any additional cooking questions guests might have. All proceeds will be donated to The Wave Foundation, an Oregon nonprofit focused on environmental justice, including for Native and BIPOC communities. To join, register on Eventbrite; tickets are $10


Celebrate 4/20 with Dimo’s, Oma’s, and Shipwreck

While the events of 4/20/20 were largely called off due to the pandemic, the holiday already promises to be looking up this year thanks to an event held at Dimo’s Apizza (701 E Burnside St) in collaboration with Oma’s Hideaway and cocktail pop-up Shipwreck. At 4:20 p.m., the folks from Oma’s Hideaway (formerly known as Oma’s Takeaway) will be offering a preview of their soon-to-be-open revamped restaurant, which PoMo broke the news on back in February. Keep an eye out for a collab apizza featuring wood-roasted Chinese eggplant, tomato sambal, preserved lemon, cumin yogurt, herbs, and crispy fried garlic. Food and drinks are first-come, first-served. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit that aims to rectify the harms of cannabis criminalization.


Kee’s Loaded Kitchen Has a New Home

After two weeks without Loaded plates (a rough time indeed) after the lot that was home to her cart was sold, Kiauna Nelson reopened her beloved red food cart on April 15 at a new location: 5020 NE MLK Blvd. Hours are Thursday through Sunday, 1 p.m. until 5 p.m., or until sold out. On the menu for Saturday, April 17: smoked beef brisket (we want it).

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