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. This new, second edition expands on it, with over thirty new full listings, 150 new businesses, a food cart chapter by Brett Burnmeister of Food … [Read more...] about Book Review: Food Lover’s Guide to Portland 2nd Edition
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. However, I took a look, enjoyed the … [Read more...] about Book Review: Breakfast in Bridgetown 3rd Edition
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. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t; mostly it depends on how interested one is in the chef.The Toro Bravo Cookbook is one example. This is … [Read more...] about Book Review – The Toro Bravo Cookbook
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. Reading this cookbook was a lovely reminder of the many recipes shared, dinner with … [Read more...] about Book Review: The Way We Ate: 100 Chefs Celebrate a Century at the American Table
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. On the other side are the more frequently used practical books; the ones that are typically splattered with food after a … [Read more...] about Book Review: Le Pigeon – Cooking at the Dirty Bird