Over the next few months, I'll be running a series of articles which first appeared in About Face Magazine by Chris Angelus of Portland Food Adventures. Here is the first one - an interview with James Beard "Best Chef Northwest" award winner 2013, Gabriel Rucker. "The counter at Le Pigeon -- just go with what Gabe wants," That’s a common response from Portland’s chefs when … [Read more...] about Interview: Gabriel Rucker – Portland’s Giant in His Prime
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.
Reposted from 2006, an interview with Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen and the Bent Brick, by Nancy Rommelmann.Scott Dolich, owner/chef of Park Kitchen, sits in his private office, i.e., a park bench across from the restaurant, within feet of two middle-aged dudes playing a loose game of pick-up basketball. It’s warm and windy, Portland’s first true spring day of 2006. Does … [Read more...] about Interview: Scott Dolich of Park Kitchen
Nancy Rommelmann Interviews Jehnee Rains - Suzette Creperie Before Jehnee Rains became a pastry chef, she was a painter, and to hear the thirtysomething Portland native tell it, the enthusiasms are the same: a fascination with color, with texture; a curiosity as to how elements might work together, and a character that finds inspiration in something as perfectly simple as a … [Read more...] about Interview: Jehnee Rains of Suzette Creperie
"Portland is a beverage town," Steve Smith says simply. And his beverage of choice is -- and always has been-- tea. Note: sad to report that Steve Smith died in 2015. However, Steven Smith Teamaker is still in businessBack in the early 1970s, Smith started Stash Tea, which sold teas and herbal infusions to natural food stores. The company grew to the point where it was … [Read more...] about Interview: Steven Smith Teamaker
Pastry chef Kim Boyce previously of Campanile and husband Thomas, former chef de cuisine at Spago in Los Angeles, Arrive On Portland's Baking Scene She is the author of the highly rated "Good to the Grain: Baking with Whole-Grain Flours" released in 2010. She worked for years with Nancy Silverton, founder of Campanile and La Brea Bakery, who wrote the intro to her book.I … [Read more...] about Interview: Chefs Kim and Thomas Boyce