“Mr. Zusman, you had the table for. . .ONE?” the hostess at the hot new place asks, flashing her best paste-on smile [Before anyone paid me to write about food, just around the Y2K bend, I wrote a few food-related essays for Food Dude. He was the first one to let me try my hand at food writing, something for which I remain immensely grateful. I still prefer the essay form, but … [Read more...] about Dining Out Alone
Zusman’s Top 10 Portland Restaurants March 2016
[adrotate banner="66"]Michael Zusman goes to restaurants far more than I am able to, so I asked if he would be interested in an ongoing Top Ten Portland Restaurants list for the home page of the website. Fortunately he was happy to help, sending me 25. FD]Originally, my Top 10 Portland restaurants list was something I put up on Facebook because I thought it needed to … [Read more...] about Zusman’s Top 10 Portland Restaurants March 2016
Bagel Daze – Portland’s Bagel History and Recipe!
This piece was written in 2005. Since then, Michael and Nick Zukin have written an excellent book, The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home. For Jewish deli devotees and DIY food fanatics alike, the book is a collection of over 100 recipes for creating timeless deli classics, modern twists on old ideas and innovations to shock your Old Country elder. I recommend it highly. FDBack … [Read more...] about Bagel Daze – Portland’s Bagel History and Recipe!
Food as fuel or foolish for food? Eat to live or live to eat?
By Marshall ManningFood as fuel or foolish for food. Eat to live or live to eat. Bottle in front of me or frontal lobotomy. Well, maybe not the last one. There are doubtless more ways to describe the two major food groups (of people) and the gulf which separates their basic attitudes toward the commodities we chew, sip and swallow.More difficult to understand is why one … [Read more...] about Food as fuel or foolish for food? Eat to live or live to eat?