Tilth Restaurant

Table Talk
October 30, 2007, 3:40 pm
Filed under: Events, Lectures

Today, I’m the guest speaker for a class called “Table Talk: Food, Culture and Development” at the University of Washington in Bothell. I invite the students to start a conversation with me here about their thoughts on the topic of sustainability — or anything related to food. Below, I’ve attached my lecture notes in case anyone is interested seeing my thought process.

— Chef Maria

University of Washington, Bothell Lecture

Guest Lecture: Chef/Owner Maria Hines, Tilth Restaurant, Seattle (Website: http://www.tilthrestaurant.com. Blog:https://tilthblog.wordpress.com/.)

Lecture Overview

A. Perspectives on the aesthetics for composing a dish.
We’ll discuss balance, texture, flavor combination, quality of ingredients, umami, terroir, and scourcing.

B. Sustainability and Organics
We’ll explore the farmer-chef connection, sustainability definitions, eating local, bioregions, biodiversity, food shed security, marine ecosystem safety, and organics. Continue reading