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October 2014 | Chef Jenn Louis


The Craveable Life Volume VIII

October, 2014, Jenn Louis

Fall is upon us.  And while Fall brings shorter nights + colder days,  the food we eat does not need to become heavy + over bearing.  Chef Jenn Louis curates a basket full of fall flavors, with a bright and uplifting twist to keep your palate tingling.  Winner of Food + Wine's "Best New Chef: Northwest" + a semi-finalist of The James Beard Award for "Best Chef Northwest", Chef Louis is the owner + operator of two of Portland, Oregon's most lauded restaurants - Lincoln + Sunshine Tavern - as well as the areas most esteemed catering company (Culinary Artistry) where she is a master of seasonality + farm fresh ingredients.

Join Chef Louis + The FareTrade on our latest Culinary Adventure as we dive into Fall with a new set of outstanding American-Made products and step-by-step recipe tutorials to take your kitchen craft to the next level.


Chef Jenn Louis' October Basket Menu

Qunioa Salad | Plum | Cucumber | Mint

Broiled Oysters | NW Elixir Compound Butter

Cabbage + Fennel Slaw | Pickled Mustard Vinaigrette

Mint Collins | Wild Mayhaw Jelly

Seared Ahi Tuna | Pumpkin Curry Coconut Raita


Featured Small-Batch Ingredients


Herb N Zest | Curry Pumpkin Pesto

New York, NY

Artisan: Deboleena Dutta

HerbNZest is a recently launched catalog of vegan speciality condiments using only premium naturally gluten-free ingredients and sourced locally wherever possible. Hand-crafted in small batches to maintain quality, it caters to the health-conscious while providing unique flavors that can enhance and elevate dishes inspired by global travel.

The philosophy behing HerbNZest is Simple Artisan Goodness. Believing that nature already delivers the best ingredients, the company is dedicated to producing simple sustainable quality that translates to good taste and artfully developed products. Their way of life is to craft simple food that is good for you, good for society, and good for the planet.



NW Elixirs | Verde Hott #2

Portland, OR

Artisans: Chef Andrew Garrett + Mitch Miller

The origins of NW Elixirs took shape as Andrew and Mitch traveled the world, finding themselves exposed to different cultures and cuisines across the globe. The duo met in 2010 in a restaurant kitchen in Portland and quickly formed an immediate friendship. The rest they say "is history".

NW Elixirs doesn't just make sauces and their passion goes beyond food. Striving for pure creativity, the company aims to inspire. Viewing food as the main connector between all mankind, NW Elixirs crafts their sauces with only the highest-quality natural ingredients. Their unique blends of common and exotic foods enhance everyday, home-cooked meals into culinary adventures - something here we at The FareTrade are always striving to accomplish.



Pereg | Whole Grain Quinoa

Brooklyn, NY

Artisan: Gill Schneider

Pereg Gourmet was established in 1906 - a family operated business which encompasses generations of history, expertise, professionalism, and know-how passed on as an inheritance from father to son. Today, Gill Schneider oversees the operations of the business - continuing to cultivate new opportunities to expand their product line and share with people their dedication of providing organic, conscious cuisine.

Pereg Gourmet produces more than 60 varieties of spices and herbs alongside grains such as quinoa, rice, and couscous. Every product is pure, fresh, and natural, with no additives, no preservatives, no added volume, and no food coloring. The goal of the company is to offer consumers a cornucopia of options, from the traditional to the exotic - providing flavors for every taste and palette.




Pernicious Pickling | Pickled Carrots, Ginger + Spice

Costa Mesa, CA

Artisans: Kendra Coggin + Baron Conway

Kendra and Baron have been avid picklers since childhood, when their mothers slathered Chow-Chow and Piccalilli on their school lunch sandwiches, respectively. After moving to Southern California, the duo was suprised to not find any locally-made pickles in their neighborhood shops, and the journey to bring Pernicious Pickling to life started.

After 15 months perfecting their favorite recipes, garnering state licenses, and setting up shop, the company was finally born in October 2013. Today, they have 10 varieties of pickled vegetables, all featuring bold flavors inspuired by their homelands of the South and the United Kingdom tied together by the richly diverse culture of their new home.



Stripling's General Store | Wile Mayhaw Jelly

Cordele, GA

Artisans: The Hardin-Stripling Family

Operating for over 50 years, Striplings General Store began it's roots as a butcher shop selling sausage and fresh cuts of pork, but as demand grew, so did the family business. In 1991, the company expanded to include a full line of artisanally crated products including jams, jellies, salad dressings, sauces, and more, while continuing to keep sausage making the backbone of operations.

Today, the Stripling family tradition continues to grow with two additional locations, and moving into the third generation of family-helmed staff, with youngest daughter Lindsay joining the reigns and reinforcing the family business for generations to come. What continues to separate Striplings General Store is their dedication to quality and service, crafting products that are seasonal, nutritional, and above all, delicious.

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