All photos courtesy of Liv Vasquez
It seems like everywhere you look these days, CBD is being sold as a quick-fix miraculous cure-all. In hip neighborhoods across the country you can find lattes, cocktails, ice cream, pet treats, and anything else that can accommodate a few drops of cannabidiol tincture. But without mandated testing and consumer education, the efficacy of the increasingly-trendy, over-the-counter hemp-derived products is still cloudy. Chef Liv Vasquez wants to change that.
Raised in the American South before settling in Portland (after stints in LA and NYC), Chef Vasquez graduated from culinary school before the age of 20, and hasn’t stopped hustling since. From cooking on the line and opening restaurants on both coasts, including two restaurants of her own in New York City, to stage managing world famous rock stars and stand-up comedians and budtending in the Beaver State’s emerging legal