Zack Bowen, The Essay

Portland Food Heads has published a new installment of the site’s essay series. Photographer Zack Bowen is the author of this essay which speaks to his personal experience/history with food.

everyone — the chefs in Portland and my family back at home — adhered to the same core thought: food was meant to be communal and enjoyed and nourishing to more than just your belly. it is a social bond — our cells remember a time when we would gather around the campfire after a day of killing mammoth to share stories and compliment the chef on the tenderness of the mastodon shank. it transcends cultures and economic status.