Mar 18, 2022
Jonathan Jones of Salem's Epilogue Kitchen and Cocktails makes
his first podcast appearance with us just after his recent 2022
James Beard Foundation Best Chef Northwest nomination.
He asked us if we could focus on the positive, and
for sure we did that, discussing what the nomination means to him,
his paths from southeast Pennsylvania to Wisconsin and Vermont to
Oregon to garner such an accolade, along with some of the people
who helped inspire and instill in him what it took to be not only a
great chef, but a responsible restaurant owner and active citizen.
Jonathan espouses appreciation for all the places he's lived, and
especially for those things that make him satisfied with his and
his wife's choice to move to Oregon.
We do spend some time on his activism, partly
manifested in encouraging reading with the library maintained at
Epilogue, as well as the energy required to put forth to be an
active person. We talk about what he has learned in promoting
the interests of the underserved, and what changes he expects in
the marathon of spreading understanding of the meaning and need for
the Black Lives Matter movement .
We really enjoyed this talk and hope you supplement
listening to this episode with a visit to Epilogue Kitchen and
Cocktails in Salem to meet Chef Jonathan in person.
Right at the Fork is supported by:
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