I have a dinner tank and a dessert tank Note: I think most of us are pretty stressed this evening, and going through old posts today, I thought I'd republish this one from 2005. It just makes me happy remembering this life, and the days when I tended to regularly write stories like this.When I was growing up, the nightly family dinner was a somewhat formal occasion. We'd … [Read more...] about Dessert Tank, Don’t Desert Me!
Food Writing Archive
This category could be about anything having to do with food: Food Haiku, Limericks, Contests, Essays, Trips down memory line, musings about life... whatever strikes my fancy, and doesn't fit into the other categories
David Jenkins is no longer with us, but his spirit is in this website through the stories he told us over the years. I was cleaning out old posts today and thought I would repost this one from April 2013.I grew up in a family that was not sophisticated about food. We were not sophisticated about many things ... the red Nash Rambler with Bible verses painted on both sides, … [Read more...] about Remembering Food …
Like everyone, life for us has settled into a nearly hypnotic routine. Not bad mind you, just very different from my recent one as a chef and restaurant owner. Gardening, baking honest loaves in the outdoor oven and reading now fill our days. I make regular visits to our shuttered restaurant and long to hear the hum and bustle of our customers dining and our staff serving them. … [Read more...] about Greg Higgins on Payroll Protection Program loans
I've been holding back on posting anything lately, but this article by Gabrielle Hamilton of NYC's Prune restaurant is so good I want to make sure more people read it. Whether you are a chef dealing with all the changes over the past few months, owner, investor, or restaurant-goer, this will, through Gabrielle's voice, give you some idea of what it is like to be a restaurant … [Read more...] about Gabrielle Hamilton on Prune
Here are the winners of your favorite restaurant haiku The contest is now closed. Congratulations to the three winners: Gogo, pdxr1, and Malik P. Your cards are in the mail.A big thank you to everyone who participated! There have been some terrific haiku this year.Portland Dining Month is back for its fifth year, with a move to a new month and more restaurants than … [Read more...] about 2018 Food Haiku Winners