Perhaps Ken Gordon's t-shirt said it best: "By Reading This You Have Given Me Brief Control of Your Mind."Ken Gordon is half of Kenny & Zukes -- one of Portland's most beloved Jewish delis, and he hasn't gotten to the point of moving 800 pounds of pastrami in a weekend by letting his kitchens get out of line."I mean really, in the food business, the restaurant … [Read more...] about Interview: Chef Ken Gordon
Interviews: Honest dialog with people in the food industry
We have done many interviews over the years with chefs, restaurant owners, cooks and more, The result is an honest dialog with people in the food industry. You'll find the list includes chefs, pastry chefs, winemakers, authors, coffee roasters and more. Browse the list to get insight on what makes the Portland Oregon food scene such a success.
Not only is Portland's Erica Landon award-winning sommelier extremely well educated about the wines she recommends, she continues to make restaurant wine programs some of the best in the state. She's also quite nice. In a male-dominated field with a reputation for snobbery, Landon gracefully keeps her own counsel. "When I went to take my quarter master sommelier exam I was one … [Read more...] about Interview – Erica Landon, Sommelier
John Gorham, owner of Toro Bravo, Tasty n Sons, Mediterranean Exploration Company and more, sits down with Elizabeth Lopeman "My grandfather was a big foodie. He owned a crab shack in Baltimore and I would go stay for like a month of my summers with him. He was a bachelor who always had a new girlfriend so he was always wining and dining," reminisces Toro Bravo's John Gorham. … [Read more...] about Interview: John Gorham – Toro Bravo
Gold and Chocolate Hart - Sarah Hart of Alma Chocolate makes religious icons you can sink your teeth intoNote - Alma Chocolate was sold to Moonstruck Chocolates in Summer 2018."My dad was a Presbyterian minister and he was a civil rights activist and really conscious of the unrest over Vietnam, so social justice was in my DNA," explains Sarah Hart, the Alma Chocolate … [Read more...] about Interview: Sarah Hart of Alma Chocolate
Alyssa Gregg is one of our town's charming and reserved chefs. She has been quietly creating culinary magic at Castagna, and now is the head chef at The Teardrop Lounge in the Pearl. She's also spent time in commercial kitchens throughout San Diego and San Francisco. Alyssa graciously allowed us to pick her brain about food, the industry, and about hunting.Where are you … [Read more...] about Interview: Alyssa Gregg