This contest has now closed, but you'll enjoy reading the food writing in the comment section below.Over the history of the site, we've had several food writing contests. They have been so successful, I’ve lined up some great prizes, and we’ll do it again. The winner will receive:A $25 gift certificate to Olivers at the Camas hotel in Washington, one of Food & … [Read more...] about The 2011 Food Writing Contest!
General Food Writing Archive
More general food writing from your hosts about their lives, growing up, what food means to them, etc. Brace yourself for trips down memory lane from a variety of authors, some silly, some sentimental.
The Winners of Our 2010 Food Writing Contest!
Every few years we hold a food writing contest. These are the results from 2010. Thank you to everyone who entered! I really enjoyed reading your memories.First Prize - by Super DaveIn the fall 1997 I had planned on throwing a big party to celebrate the five-year remission of my cancer. It was a chance to thank everyone that had been such great friends and provided me … [Read more...] about The Winners of Our 2010 Food Writing Contest!
How to Make Sangria
Long before I moved to Portland, I was known for my sangria recipe. I suspected that I was invited to many parties because they knew I would bring a batch. One year my friend Patrick invited me to his birthday party in Healdsburg, California. It was going to be outdoors, looked like it was going to be a hot day, and I got a last-minute phone call saying, “Oh, could you bring a … [Read more...] about How to Make Sangria
Of an Untimely Death, and a Ham Sandwich
In which you hear about the time I nearly died because of a ham sandwich. It was a perfect ham sandwich that brought me to the brink of an untimely death. Somehow, that all seems appropriate for me. I suppose I’d better tell you the rest of the story.It was a fine summer day in 2005, when I jumped into the car and headed south to the Eugene area, to talk to a timber … [Read more...] about Of an Untimely Death, and a Ham Sandwich
52 Fords, Fallout Shelters and the Steakhouse Review Summary
There are times I just can't help myself. I could just write a boring summary of the steakhouse project and even insert some charts and graphs - and I love charts and graphs! However, I decided to go with my heart and tell you about a memory from long ago. I eventually get to the summary, but you'll have to work for it, or you can just click here to jump past the sentimental … [Read more...] about 52 Fords, Fallout Shelters and the Steakhouse Review Summary