The winnner of our fooku contest is Fathom - Now forego the fork Hold close this slice of heaven Perfect on a crust Thanks to everyone for taking the time to vote. This provided a fun interlude, and we'll do more of this type of thing in the future.Runner up: Pam - Champagne, strawberries and you, here in my warm bed. Who cares if it rains? I think Pam's was really … [Read more...] about Winner of Our Food Haiku Contest 2006!
Food Writing Archive
This category could be about anything having to do with food: Food Haiku, Limericks, Contests, Essays, Trips down memory line, musings about life... whatever strikes my fancy, and doesn't fit into the other categories
There are chefs who present their craft as precious and arcane as a Faberge egg. There are steady-eyed technicians who get the job done, hold the romance. And there’s an amalgam of the two, the gourmand who craves wild striped bass but whose inner pragmatist knows he must serve rockfish, the culinary general who steadily leads the troops through truffles that won’t sell and … [Read more...] about Interview: Chef Philippe Boulot
[There are a lot of people new to this site, who may have missed this review when I first published it back in 1996. I Be sure to read the comments below - priceless!]Driving west on Burnside, one can’t help but notice the warm glow of the sign in the distance. La Campana beckons from a block away. “Come to my warm embrace. I alone can satisfy your hunger.” From the time … [Read more...] about La Campana – My 1996 April Fools Day Spoof
“This is for you,” says Elizabeth Montes, sliding across the café table a small packet containing five Sahagún chocolates, curlicue palets sifted with silver and buttery salty caramels crowned with hazelnuts, chocolates exuding both probity and whimsy and so individually stunning they have the quality of jewelry.Over an Americano, Montes (who, with her enormous dark eyes … [Read more...] about Interview: Elizabeth Montes of Sahagún Chocolates
“I love this book,” said Anya Von Bremzen, James Beard award-winning author and contributor to Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine and other publications, on her swing through Portland as part of a 25-city tour for her latest work, The New Spanish Table. “This is my fifth book, and it’s got everything that I want in it: really good recipes, very solid… And it also has a lot … [Read more...] about Interview: Anya Von Bremzen – The New Spanish Table