If you’ve been reading this site from the beginning, you’ve read some of my stories about how obsessed I was with food from my earliest days. I don’t remember a lot about my childhood, but the memories I do have all seem to be related my pursuit of "good" food.When I was 12 I lived in Palos Verdes, a hilly peninsula on the south side of Los Angeles. I loved to bicycle, but … [Read more...] about Burger Rush
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.
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!
When I look back on some of the earliest times of my life, I realize that I was born to be a food geek. It is no wonder I spend most of my time these days eating and writing about food.At twelve I was a bit of a skateboard nut, quite stupid, and usually hungry. I am sure I would be 300 pounds today if it weren’t for the lengths which I would go to just for a good hamburger. … [Read more...] about I’ll Gladly Pay You Tomorrow for a Hamburger Today
"Herb Caen once noted that the Blue Fox served radicchio salad 35 years before it became trendy" When I was very young, my parents took the family to The Blue Fox restaurant in San Francisco. It's long gone, but at the time it was considered one of the better restaurants in the United States. Looking back, I can’t imagine what they were thinking about taking children to a … [Read more...] about A Legacy of Taste – How I Learned To Enjoy Food