With the first edition of the Food Lover’s Guide to Portland, writer Liz Crain filled a need, pulling together a list of the best food purveyors in Portland, and giving gentle reminders to the bounty that is our amazing food scene.… Read the rest
Authors / Book Reviews
Every so often we'll do an interview with an author or even review a book. You'll find those articles here.
In 2006, Paul Gerald contacted me, asking if I would like to run some reviews he had written about places to eat breakfast in Portland. I was dubious, as I frequently get approached by folks with great ideas that they never follow up on, people with personal agendas, and quite a few who have a sense of taste that varies greatly from mine.… Read the rest
Over the last few years, it seems like more and more chefs feel the need to add long bios showing the highs and lows of their life, before recounting their success opening a restaurant, before they get to the parade of recipes.… Read the rest
My first subscription to a food magazine (1972) wasn’t Gourmet, but of a publication called ‘Sphere‘ which went on to be Cuisine. I didn’t know it was a Betty Crocker magazine at the time, I only knew that it offered great recipes, taking me to countries I could only dream of at the time.… Read the rest
Cookbooks tend to fall into one of two categories. The first is the coffee table variety – pretty to look at and read, but not all that practical. French Laundry cookbook, I’m looking at you – not many people are going to spend two days making a Caesar salad.… Read the rest