Karen Amarotico oral history interview, July 24, 2018
From Christoffer Petersen
Karen Amarotico was one of the founders of Standing Stone Brewery and is an independent caterer and baker. In her interview, Amarotico talks about growing up in New York (Staten Island), her family, and her early love of baking. She talks about attending Brooklyn College and the Culinary Institute of America, as well as her early jobs in the restaurant and food industries. Amarotico talks about moving to Dallas, Texas and San Francisco, California with her then husband Emile, moving to Oregon, and her memories of Standing Stone Brewery. Amarotico concludes the interview talking about the genesis and longer-term person impact of her "Pie a Day Give Away project," year-long gratitude project where she baked a pie a day for people in her community.
This interview was recorded to audio only and was conducted by Tiah Edmunson-Morton on July 24, 2018 at the Plaza Inn & Suites in Ashland, Oregon. It is a component of the Oregon Hops and Brewing Archives Oral History Collection (OH 35), Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Oregon State University Libraries.