Liz Cowan is owner and head chef at Three Little Figs. A woman of the world and diviner of delicious flavor combinations, she brings culinary alchemy to the kitchen. Liz worked as a globe trotting fashion stylist for fifteen years but then decided to return to her home town of Portland, OR and her first love - food. Liz founded Three Little Figs after noticing a gap in the market for domestically produced accompaniments for cheese boards and charcuterie plates. Here she gets to experiment and tinker with the flavors she grew accustomed to during her jet setting days and bring them together in a wonderful new way. When Liz takes a taste of her favorite flavor, Tomato Tapas Jam, she is transported back to her days in Spain - sitting on the veranda of a bustling cafe, enjoying good wine and tapas.
The goal of Three Little Figs is to revive the age old art of preserving by giving our products new and exciting flavor profiles while honoring traditional cooking methods. Three Little Figs is dedicated to the creative use of quality ingredients with a focus on flavor and sustainability. Locally sourced and globally inspired they begin with the hand cutting of organic produce and patiently cook each batch in copper pots which yield no more than 18 jars per kettle. Their preserves are artisanal in the truest sense of the word. They also pay special consideration to where our ingredients come from. The farmers they work with are as obsessive as they are about doing things the “right” way. Sourcing their ingredients so close to the kitchen allows for fruit to fully ripen on the vine or tree as it should. They also search high and low for the best spices, vinegars, and of course BOOZE. They cook with love, and it shows.