By Carolyn Manning When is “Bad Service” bad enough to keep you from going back to a restaurant? What will we forgive and why will we forgive it? Answering the third question first, we might forgive bad service if the food is really good, or if the restaurant is one where you would not expect world-class service (think roadside taco trailer), or if previous experience with … [Read more...] about Service with a Snarl
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
What to do with leftover turkey? Here is a recipe for Inieka Vishniovim Sousom - a black cherry sauce What do I for Thanksgiving? It is actually the most difficult holiday for me because of some personal reasons. At one time it was a huge feast, all home-cooked of course. Now it is a meal out. Over the last few years I've had dinner at multiple places: Higgins (terrible dry … [Read more...] about Turkey with Black Cherry Sauce – Inieka Vishniovim Sousom
A large component of our (lack of) perception about cheese is that we simply do not have a centuries-old tradition of cheesemaking and cheese consumption By Tami ParrIn my last discussion about cheese here at Portland Food and Drink, several commenters mentioned price as a big part of their decision to buy (or not to buy) domestic artisan cheese. This intrigued me, so I’ve … [Read more...] about On the Price of Cheese
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!
Cookies, like kids, do better with boundaries There are certain things in life we just need to admit. For instance, if you were the tallest man in the world, you’d have to cop to it. If you wrote like Joan Didion—whose beam on the unalloyed truth moves her to write even when she is mad with grief you’d have to acknowledge that the process you call “discovering what's on my … [Read more...] about My Oven, J’Accuse!