Candace Kita grew up in suburban Chicago, downtown Los Angeles, and southeast Portland. She reads, dances, asks questions, and eats her vegetables.
One sentence to describe yourself: Books, carbs, the suburbs, only-child-ness, and coffee have shaped me.
What will you be presenting on? I will be presenting on shame, pleasure, and weight.
Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: You should use oil when cooking something in a pan...told to me by my best friend Tina in college, when I had no idea how to cook anything.
If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Pho
Favorite food: Choosing one doesn't seem right: figs, onigiri, chocolate
Recommended reading: Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Best meals: Japanese breakfast at a hotel in Tokyo -- consisting of various pickled items, eggplant, rice, miso
Food you’d like to try: I've been wanting to try the vegan schwarma at Aviv and the "proper" way of eating natto.