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Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations with host Cherie Scott and guest, Briana Warner
October 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Talking Food in Maine: Intimate Conversations, Season 2 – Women in Food Innovation. This is a free series of one on one conversations between host Cherie Scott of Boothbay and notable culinary pioneers who have made a substantial contribution to the culinary arts in the state of Maine.
Briana has dedicated her life to doing well by doing good. Since taking over as CEO at Atlantic Sea Farms in 2018, she and her team have focused on helping fishermen adapt to, and mitigate some of the effects of climate change by growing kelp on their off-season. The award-winning products that the company makes with that kelp are now distributed across the country and are changing the way that U.S. consumers think about seaweed. Bri has followed a winding path that brought her to Maine and kelp – including serving several tours as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, starting and selling a wholesale bakery in Portland focused on pies with an international flair and employing recent refugees resettled to the area, and creating the first Economic Development programming suite at the Maine-based Island Institute. She is an avid gardener, an obsessive cook, and a proud mother of two rad sons. In 2020, Bri was named an Eating Well Magazine Food Hero, awarded the Specialty Foods Association’s Business Leadership Award, and had the honor of sitting on several state, national, and global aquaculture and business policy boards.
Mumbai-native Cherie Scott left India at the age of 16 and moved to Vancouver, BC. With a few stops in New York City and New Jersey, Cherie has been anchored in Boothbay, Maine for over a decade.
In 2015, she launched her culinary blog, MumbaitoMaine.com, to share her signature recipes and nostalgic anecdotes of her youth in Mumbai. In 2018, Cherie curated a series on regional Indian cuisine offered exclusively at the Stonewall Kitchen Cooking School in York. In 2019, Cherie hosted season 1 of ‘Talking Food In Maine, Intimate Conversations’, exploring Maine’s rich culinary scene with some of Maine’s most creative and accomplished culinary taste-makers at the historic Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. In 2020, to celebrate Maine’s bicentennial and gastronomic talent, Cherie launched Mumbai to Maine’s podcast with a signature series: Maine’s Bicentennial Food Podcast, in partnership with Maine Magazine. The series takes a deep dive into Maine’s food scene and story- past, present and future.
Cherie launched her signature line of gourmet Indian simmer sauces with a trio of home-style sauces: Makhani, Saag and Caldine in December 2020. Inspired by her family’s heritage recipes, these simmer sauces are crafted with freshly roasted and ground spice blends, all-natural, preservative-free, gluten-free and handcrafted in small batches here in Maine. Mumbai to Maine is Maine’s first Indian-inspired culinary brand.