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have a happy weekend

Happy weekend! My mom arrives today for a long weekend, and I’m excited to take her to a reading at Powell’s, eat some good Portland food, and visit the art museum. 101 more words

The Lettuce That Ate New York—and the World: Part I

by Isaac Cronin

Walking toward me, a towheaded two-year-old cherub boy balanced on her hip, was a tall, angular blonde woman wearing a nautical, blue-striped long sleeve T-shirt, khaki shorts, a floppy straw sun hat and rubber boots … the quintessential French California mash-up look. 1,019 more words


Pan Cake from Twelve Recipes

Twelve Recipes by Cal Peternell, chef at esteemed San Francisco restaurant Chez Panisse, is on sale today and to celebrate we’re sharing this delicious Pan Cake recipe from his book! 94 more words

Chefs And Authors

Guest Post: Apple Galette

I wrote a guest post for Popover, a wonderful blog about living a stylishly curated life. Since we are now undeniably in the fall season, I shared my favorite apple galette recipe I LOVE to make anytime, but especially in fall when the apples are at their best. 12 more words

Bread, Pastry & Sweets

Cook the Books - Reflections on a Green Salad

Welcome to our new series Cook the Books! We non-professionals attempt recipes from our collection and report back on results. Here, Libarary Assistant Sabena Singh kicks off the series.  350 more words

Book Review

Simple Sunday Brunch

The obsession started when I was surfing through goop yesterday and came upon Huck’s Fried Egg Sandwich. Something about Huck’s sandwich made me crave eggs on toast. 277 more words


Rainbow chard and cavolo nero with garlic and red peppers

Since cooking is my profession, following the seasons is more than a simple guideline. Fresh ingredients are the very tools to my kitchen and vegetables are the tangible instruments of my work. 854 more words

My Culinary Tradition