Candace Kita

Candace presented at Tender Table on October 7, 2017 at High & Low Gallery in Portland, OR.

Photo courtesy of Candace Kita

Photo courtesy of Candace Kita


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 and where you came from: 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.