Seattle Tall Poppy

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Industry Communications or Media
Occupation PR/Marketing
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Introduction What is a Tall Poppy? That's an Aussie expression for "a happy high achiever." I'm not so sure about the achiever part...but I do tend to find myself in some interesting situations. Come along with me! Want to get in touch? I'd love to hear from you! Contact: seattletallpoppy AT gmail DOT com
Interests I'm a food geek who is passionate about the business of food and the people who create it. My aim is to reclaim a sense of community though food. From back room dinners to site visits and author interviews, from cooks to farmers, butchers to bakers, my goal is to bring people back to the table, one plate at a time. While gearing up for an around the world trip, an important discovery has brought me much closer to the culinary diversity here in Seattle. CREDENTIALS: * Co-Founder of the International Food Blogger Conference 2008( * Former PR & Marketing Director for Chef Ethan Stowell ("Food & Wine" Top 10 Chefs in the U.S. 2008, James Beard Award Nominee--Best in the Pacific Northwest 2008, 2009) * Travel & Leisure "50 Best Restaurants in America", Photo Credit * Host for Tony Bourdain's No Reservations, Pacific Northwest Episode: Underground Dinners * Moderator: Sustainable Meat panel discussion at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club CURATOR * Exclusive Seattle screening for the sustainable fishing documentary "End of the Line." AUTHOR HOST Mark Bittman, Tony Bourdain, Joel Salatin, John Besh, Crescent Dragonwagon, Cindy Mushet, Michaele Weissman, Pamela Sheldon Johns, etc. PROMOTIONAL WORK FRESH (documentary film), Ruth Reichl ("Garlic & Saphires"), Jaden Hair ("Steamy Kitchen"), Walla Walla Wine Commission, Carrie Oliver (Oliver Ranch and The Artisan Beef Institute). CONSULTANT Ventana Restaurant, Seattle, WA JUDGING COCHON555, Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon, Lamb Jam, etc. TRAVEL Cuba, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Thailand, Cambodia, South Korea, Canada, The Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, France, and Brussels. If you would like to be considered for promotional work, author interviews, or other assignments, please contact me at: SeattleTallPoppy AT gmail DOT com.
Favorite Books Besides being a voracious reader of cookbooks, I love the writings of Martha Gellhorn. In the end, if my life looks like hers, I'll consider it a life well lived. I'm currently preparing for an around the world trip. While my travel plans aren't firm yet, I've been reading a number of books to shed some light on areas of interest: "Spice: The History of a Temptation" by Turner "Oracle Bones: A Journey Through Time in China" by Peter Hessler "Connections" by James Burke "Get the Picture" by John G. Morris "Cultural Intelligence" by Thomas & Inkson "The Culture Code" by Clotaire Rapaille I also read an embarrasing number of business books.