In The Media
Camas Davis' Book Launches July 24. Pre-Order Now!
Camas Davis was at an unhappy crossroads. A longtime magazine writer and editor in the food world, she’d returned from New York City to her home state of Oregon with her boyfriend to take an appealing job at a Portland lifestyle magazine. But neither job nor boyfriend delivered on her dreams, and in the span of a year, Davis was unemployed, on her own, with nothing to fall back on. Disillusioned by the years she’d spent mediating the lives of others for a living, she had no idea what to do next. So begins Killing It (Penguin), Davis’s funny, heartfelt, searching memoir of her unexpected journey to become a successful and enlightened butcher. It’s a story that takes her from an eye-opening stint in rural France, where deep artisanal craft and whole animal gastronomy thrives despite the rise of mass-scale agribusiness, back to a Portland in the throes of a food revolution, where it suddenly seems possible to translate much of this old-world craft into a new world setting. Order it online and come to one of her West Coast readings!
July 23: Portland, OR Powell's Books 7:30pm
July 26: Seattle, WA Third Place Books 7pm
August 1: San Fransisco, CA Book Passage 7pm
If you can't make it to a reading, hopefully you can make it to her book launch party on August 5 at the Nightwood Society! Details here.
Camas Davis Talks About Her Book Project, Food Ethics, the Title of "Lady Butcher," and the Difficulty of Pull-Tabs with Hand-Eye Supply
Portland Meat Collective founder Camas Davis sat down with one of her favorite small businesses in town, Hand-Eye Supply to talk about the book she's working on, about what it means to be called a "lady butcher," and about the surprising difficulty of pull-tabs. She also vaguely threatens the writer if he doesn't get his facts straight. Read the whole piece here.
Grist has a crush on PMC founder Camas Davis
Grist magazine includes Camas Davis in its "Woman Crush Wednesday." Check out the full article here.
Vice Talks with Camas Davis About Honing Her Message
The title of this Vice article is a little sensational. Camas doesn't actually teach any of the PMC's beef classes, and "slicing up cows" seems a little dramatic. But it's a good article other than that.
Medium Rare: Are We Finally Over Meat?
PMC founder Camas Davis ponders North America’s obsession with meat, the issue of sustainability, and a world where meat is still on, but no longer the focus of, the menu. Read the entire article over on Medium Rare's Blog!