"Everyone's Lives Would Be So Much Better If They Just Used The Right Salt." Mark Bitterman, Local SelmelierA wonderful thing about Portland is our growing community of small specialty food purveyors. Many of these are based on single obsessions: the perfect latte with foam so pretty and detailed that pictures of it could be framed and hung in a gallery, tiny … [Read more...] about The Meadow: Singing the Praises of Salt
Product and Portland Metro Business Review Archives
Now and then I do a review of a store or commercial product. You'll find the archive of those stories here.
Updated: 12/11 - 2nd store.I happened to walk past Benessere yesterday, but I could only take a quick peek, because I had the dog with me. Though the store has been open a month, I never heard about it, so I sent a friend in today to check it out and take some pictures.Benessesre is located downtown at 907 SW 9th Ave. They specialize in a large selection of olive oils … [Read more...] about Benessere Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars
NOTE: This review has been replaced with a new, larger roundup, which you can read here. I have already rewritten and updated the recipe for making tonic water from scratch, which you will find here. In January, I reviewed Q Tonic. Now Fever-Tree Tonic, another gourmet version has hit local store shelves. I thought it was time to go back and update this post with a … [Read more...] about Q Tonic vs. Fever-Tree Tonic
By Lizzy Caston. Updated 12.18 - new details, photos, etc.Baker and Spice is nowhere near my house, yet I seem to have developed quite a knack for inventing errands that take me to or near its Hillsdale location. "Ummm… I need to go to Fred Meyer. Yes, the six other Fred Meyer stores closer to home were plumb out of tulip bulbs, so I had to cruise out to the Burlingame … [Read more...] about Review: Baker and Spice
By Emily JamesWhen FD asked me to start writing for this site, I was extremely nervous. I’m not an expert in any manner of food preparation, serving, or procurement. I am, however, an expert in eating and I have my Lifetime Weight Watchers membership to prove it- from a brief moment, back in 1995 when I was 30 lbs lighter. Anyway, the old adage is to “write what you know.” … [Read more...] about Donut Roundup