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In a recent article, the New York Times food writer Jeff Gordinier wrote, "If there are scholars who hope to study how a vibrant food culture can help radically transform an American city, the time to do that is right now, in real time, in the place that gave us Heinz ketchup." It is no secret that the Pittsburgh food and spirits scene has flourished over the past few years, making it a fascinating locale to study this moment in American food and drink writing and making.
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11 AM - 4 PM August 26th and 27th
Join us for Farm to Table Marketplace at the Three Day Blow Festival for an open to the public local vendor marketplace featuring food and wares to sample and purchase. The marketplace will be located just inside the August Wilson Center. No sign up necessary.
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Chef Michael Solomonov was born in G'nei Yehuda, Israel and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. At the age of 19, he returned to Israel. With no Hebrew language skills, he took the only job he could get – working in a bakery – and his culinary career was born.
A 2011 James Beard Award winner for "Best Chef, Mid-Atlantic," Chef Solomonov is known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces. He is widely regarded as one of the city's top chefs.
In addition to the James Beard Award, Chef Solomonov has been recognized for his many accomplishments by The New York Times, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, Esquire Magazine,Condé Nast Traveler, and Travel + Leisure. In 2014, he was named Eater's National Chef of the Year.
Bryant Terry is a 2015 James Beard Foundation Leadership Award-winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system.
He is currently the Chef-in-Residence at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco where he creates programming that celebrates the intersection of food, farming, health, activism, art, culture, and the African Diaspora. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and All Things Considered among many other publications.
Bryant’s fourth book, Afro Vegan was published by Ten Speed Press/Random House April 2014. Just 2 months after publication, Afro-Vegan was named by Amazon.com one of the best cookbooks of 2014. In December it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Literary Work category.
Dave Wondrich lives in New York, where he writes about drinks: an occupation he seems to have been born for. "Now the closest thing to a living iPod of drink lore and recipes," as The New York Times has labeled him, Wondrich is an internationally-recognized authority on cocktails and their history. As Esquire’s drinks correspondent, he has ranged far and wide through the world of booze, covering everything from Kentucky bourbon to Chinese cocktails. He has also written for numerous other magazines on the subject, including Oprah, Real Simple, Wine and Spirits, and Saveur.
Wondrich is also the author of five books, including Imbibe! (which won a James Beard award) and Punch, which came out to wide acclaim. He is a founding partner in Beverage Alcohol Resource, the nation’s leading training program for bartenders and other mixologists, lectures frequently and far afield on drinks and their curious history.
Named for a whiskey infused Hemingway short story, the Three Day Blow Writers Festival is a conference designed for food and drink writers looking to explore a dynamic regional food system and grow their professional skills and networks. Join us for three days of brainy breakout sessions, quirky programming, and food and drink celebrations.
Alia Akkam Liquor.com, Hospitality Design
Joshua Baldwin Eephus Los Angeles Review of Books
Bob Batz Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Maggie Beldecos Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
David Bernabo The Glassblock
Jamilka Borges Spoon
William Bostwick Wall Street Journal, GQ
Dana Bowen Martha Stewart Living
Lew Bryson Tasting Whiskey
Janis Burley Wilson Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Danielle Chiotti Upstart Crow Literary
Jill Ciciarelli Fermented
Drew Cranisky Next Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh City Paper
Wayne Curtis Atlantic Monthly
Sharon Dilworth Carnegie Mellon University
Susan Evans Smithsonian
Amber Farr Buhl Foundation
Caroline Fitzgerald Senator John Heinz History Center
Hattie Fletcher Creative NonFiction
Sherrie Flick Whiskey, Etc.
Bill Fuller Big Burritto
Rico Gagliano Dinner Party Download
Dan Gilman City of Pittsburgh Council
Chef Chris Galarza Parkhurst Dining
Jeff Gordinier New York Times
Erin Hart Farm To Table
Adam Henry Independent Brewing Company
Dan Hensley Carnegie Library Pittsburgh
Trevett Hooper Legume
Alice Julier Chatham University
Hal B. Klein Pittsburgh Magazine
Beth Kracklauer Wall Street Journal
Pete Kurzweg Independent Brewing Company
Marissa Landrigan Acquired Taste
Cindi Lash Pittsburgh Magazine
Leah Lizarando Brazen Kitchen, 412 Food Rescue
Melissa McCart Newsday
Gretchen McKay Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Amy McKeever Eater
Michael Metivier Chelsea Green Press
Meredith Meyer Grelli Wigle Whiskey
Andrew Moore PawPaw
Kara Newman Wine Enthusiast
Andrea Nguyen Viet World Kitchen
Keith Pandolfi Serious Eats
Jamie Patten Allegheny Wine Mixer
Brian Pekarcik S+P Restaurant Group
Sam Permutt Repair the World
Leslie Przybylek Senator John Heinz History Center
Ken Regal Just Harvest
Andrew Richdale Afar
Kate Romane E2
Amy Rosenfeld Mon Aimee
Helen Rosner Eater
Jason Roth Pittsburgh City Paper
Emily Ruby Senator John Heinz History Center
Amelia Sawyer Greenhouse Tavern
Jonathon Sawyer Greenhouse Tavern
Simran Sethi Bread, Wine, Chocolate
Justin Severino Cure Morcilla
Robert Sietsema Eater NY
Adam Shuck Glassblock
Michael Solomonov Zahav
Naomi Starkman Civil Eats
Kyra Straussman Urban Redevelopment Authority
Bryant Terry Museum of African Diaspora
Anne Trubek Belt Magazine
Briana White Soul Food Pittsburgh
David Wondrich Imbibe, Esquire
Bethany Zozula Whitfield at the Ace Hotel
Matthew Zuras Vice
Meredith Meyer Grelli, Three Day Blow Chair, Wigle
Bob Batz Jr., Pgh Post-Gazette, Assoc. of Food Journalists
Janis Burley-Wilson, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Sharon Dilworth,Carnegie Mellon University
Amber Farr, Buhl Foundation
Caroline Fitzgerald, Heinz History Center
Hattie Fletcher, Creative NonFiction
Sherrie Flick, Chatham University
Sally Frey, Chatham University
Rebecca Harris, Chatham University
Erin Hart, Farm to Table, American Healthcare Group
Whitney Hayes, Freelance Writer
Mac Howison, Sprout Fund
Alice Julier, Chatham University, Falk School
Hal B. Klein, Pittsburgh Magazine
Beth Kracklauer, Wall Street Journal
Leah Lizarondo, The Brazen Kitchen, 412 Food Rescue
Maggie McFalls, Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank
Amy Rosenfeld, Mon Aimee Chocolat
Jill Steiner, Wigle Whiskey
Kyra Straussman, URA
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