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Treefort Music Fest Makes a Foray into Food

Guess what it's called: Foodfort.


Treefort Music Fest adds new forts like Netflix adds original programs. Like new Netflix shows, each fort fits the Treefort formula and brings with it another experience level. The newest member of the fest family is Foodfort (it will be paired with Alefort, natch). Boise Weekly food writer Tara Morgan was tapped to dish up the new venture, described in a press release as a "meeting of hungry minds and adventurous stomachs," and which contains two main ingredients: Tastes and Talks.

For Tastes, local chefs will share their gastronomical gifts by creating innovative "small bites" for sale: beer-braised duck and heirloom tomato jam on polenta from Cafe Vicino's Richard Langston; kurobuta pork shoulder and kale with red beans and rice from Aaron Wermerskirchen at Juniper; and potato gnocchi with mushrooms and truffle butter from Wild Plum Events and Eats, a new catering venture by Morgan and her husband, Alex Cardoza.

At Talks, hear about Idaho's wine industry; see award-winning documentary Just Eat It; learn about the "third wave" coffee movement; and hear what farmers, restaurateurs and food industry leaders have to say about "local" during a panel discussion moderated by reporter and writer Jeff Chu. There will also be Talks on food photos, grains, charcuterie and more.

For a full schedule of Tastes and Talks, visit