Green Festival Speakers
Mia Wasilevich is a self-taught chef and wild foodie in Los Angeles, California. By the age of 15 she had already traveled to more than 20 countries. A Southern California native, Mia’s cultural background is a mix of Russian, American Indian and South American and through the lens of such a diverse heritage, her culinary lexicon embraces both the simple, homespun foods of the countryside as well as modern urban gastronomy. Her culinary passions include studying food anthropology and applying traditional, as well as molecular gastronomy to her culinary experiments. In addition, her interest in sustainable and local food sources led her to embrace learning about wild food foraging and her introduction to her Transitional Gastronomy partner Pascal Baudar was serendipitous. Having always talked about living a truly sustainable and self-sufficient lifestyle, Mia has contributed to some notable green blogs and books, only recently has she been able to put this lifestyle into practice on a daily basis by living off her urban garden and the wild foods in her terroire. Mia is a writer, communications/marketing specialist and project manager. She used to enjoy archery, but now her free time is spent happily cooking, texting in the wilderness, photographing and learning to like practical shoes.