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James Beard: America's First Foodie

Oregon native hosted the first televised cooking show


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Did you know James Beard was an Oregon native? He also hosted the first television cooking show. You can learn more about this eccentric Oregonian, who recognized the importance of locally sourced food long before it was trendy, in the film, "James Beard: America's First Foodie." It's playing for one night, Feb. 5, at McMenamins Old St. Francis School. To really get into the mood you'll want to nosh on James Beard-inspired hors d'oeuvres at the pre-screening reception at Central Oregon Community College's Elevation Restaurant.

Director Elizabeth Federici will answer questions after the film with Culinary Institute Chef Instructor Thor Erickson.

James Beard: America's First Foodie

Mon., Feb. 5

Pre-Screening Reception at COCC's Elevation Restaurant 4-5:30pm

Film at McMenamins Old St. Francis School Theater 6pm

Tickets at bendticket.com

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