Sakile J. Mitchell

Sakile presented at Tender Table on May 12, 2018 at People’s Food Co-op in Portland, OR.

  Photo courtesy of Sakile J. Mitchell

Photo courtesy of Sakile J. Mitchell

 

One sentence to describe yourself and where you came from: Soulful sistah chef from the SW side of Portland.

What will you be presenting on? Soul food

Best piece of advice you ever got about cooking: Take your time. You cook with your soul so make sure it's quality and looks good. People eat with their eyes first and no one wants anything to do with an ugly soul.

If you could only eat one meal forever, it would be: Vegan jambalaya with homemade cornbread and sweet tea.

Favorite food: Oxtail with rice and peas

Recommended reading: Assata by Assata Shakur

Best meals: Lamb Shank with guiso de frioles on a bed of garlic rice and salsa criollo

Food you’d like to try: Any Caribbean food

Additional comments: Food is the one thing besides music and love that's has the power to bring people together.