Emily presented at Tender Table on May 12, 2018 at People’s Food Co-op in Portland, OR.
Emily Dasilva is a first generation Brazilian-American cook living in Portland, OR. She Graduated from Oregon Culinary Institute in 2017. When she’s not cooking at Grano Bakery and Market she’s probably drawing, reading, at a show or watching a comedy.
One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: First-generation Brazilian-American raised in Colorado
What will you be presenting on? How my mother shaped the way I cook.
Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Salt is your friend!
If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Probably pizza
Favorite food: Sandwiches
Recommended reading: Salt Fat Acid Heat, Bitch Planet, Cherry Bombe Magazine, Jarry Magazine
Best meals: Coxinhas (chicken fritters) served to us on a beach in Brazil. The man who was selling them walked around with a display box full of them on his head; it was dope. Thanksgivings as a kid, my parents would go all out!
Food you’d like to try: More traditional Brazilian foods, anything made by a chef that was featured on Chef's Table.