Portland Chef Jam: For Love of Vegetables

For the Love of Vegetables

My love of vegetables, leafy greens, and fresh herbs has taken me to some mighty strange places as a cook. I have made strawberry tomato dessert sauces, carrot basil ice cream,  and candied fennel. I serve Burmese Grated Carrot Salad alongside steamed rice and call it dinner. I am not a vegetarian, but to me, vegetables […]

Essential Portland Restaurants April 2014

Firehouse Restaurant

Quick! Name the 38 hottest Portland restaurants. Can’t do it? Okay, try naming a dozen. Still no luck? You need this article. I’m glad to see Firehouse on NE Dekum made the cut. We were there (again!) last night. The Pizza with House Made Fennel Sausage, Onion, and Fresh Mozzarella and Hand-Made Pappardelle with Pork Sugo, and Parmesan were […]

Spanish Improv in Northwest: Ataula

Ataula Restaurant

Portland Monthly food writer, Karen Brooks, makes us hungry once again with her mouth watering story on the latest Spanish tapas hotspot, Ataula (ah-TOWL-la), in the Northwest District (Nob Hill). We have been seen peering through the windows after indulging in espresso and Bitter Orange Cake at St. Honore around the corner. But then somehow Ataula slips from […]