Roger Porter scores a reservation and travels to New York's Momofuko Ko Restaurant My contributions to this website have so far been reviews of local restaurants, and I assume this will continue to be my main interest. But during a recent trip to New York, largely to eat and to expand my gastronomical horizons (at the cost of expanding my waistline as well), I thought it might … [Read more...] about Roger Porter Visits Momofuku Ko In New York City
Archives of Travel Writing
Every so often a trip inspires me to do some travel writing about restaurants and experiences when I venture out of the Portland area. You'll find lots of stories here.
Have you ever dreamt about a certain kind of food? Not necessarily a dream while sleeping, but more of a daydream that repeatedly encompasses your thoughts. I've recently had such a recurring dream about Japanese ramen, and the dreams were about the real deal: Shio, Shoyu, Miso and Tonkotsu.I first fell in love with ramen while living in New York City, where I was born and … [Read more...] about Ramen Dreams in Vancouver BC
I've been having a great time in the Big Easy and enjoying all the events at Tales of the Cocktail. My liver is reeling. Between all the samples handed out at tastings and presentations, and the freely-flowing cocktails at the official events, I'm glad this event is coming to an end.More highlights: I've been on the quest for the best Sazerac in the city. I've had to try … [Read more...] about Tales of the Cocktail 2008 Part II
By Ken ColluraFor those of you who don’t know who James Beard was, here’s a quick explanation: James Beard was born in Portland, Oregon in the early 1900’s. His desire was to be in the theater in his early years, but failing in that endeavor, he turned to a passion he had gained from his family - food and cooking. It became apparent that he had a distinct ability to write … [Read more...] about A James Beard House Dinner or My Quest for Quail Eggs, Tamarind Paste and Banana Leaves