RECIPE

Make the Most of the Tomato Boom

2013's substantial summer signaled success for tomato plants in home garden plots around Portland. Now that the harvest is peaking, it's time to make panzanella!

09/17/2013 By Kristin Belz

READ EM AND EAT

The Sunny Side of Lasagna

In Put an Egg on It, local cookbook author Lara Ferroni takes the humble egg to the next level.

09/12/2013 By Roxanne Davis

READ EM AND EAT

Cast-Iron Solutions for Zucchini Overload

In their updated Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, Seattle-based authors Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne solve the annual gardener's dilemma with summer squash pancakes.

09/04/2013 By Allison Jones

RECIPE

Fifty Licks' Frozen Whiskey Lemonade

Ice cream entrepreneur Chad Draizin shares his recipe for a summer-stretching spiked sorbet.

09/03/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RECIPE

Labor-Free Chocolate Heaven

Don’t labor over your Labor Day dessert; just dive into the decadence of Chocolate Cake Pudding.

08/26/2013 By Kristin Belz

ON OUR BOOKSHELF

What is Good Food?

Margaret Wittenberg's newly revised "Essential Good Food Guide" delivers the facts behind the fads for healthy eating at home.

08/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Tincture Garden Flowers for Ethereal Cocktails

A local perfumer provides a perfectly simple recipe for making delicious, summery cocktails from the garden

08/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

APPRECIATION

Taking Tapas to the Masses

Penelope Casas was the trailblazing food writer who brought Spanish tapas to our American tables.

08/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Gabriel Rucker

Heat up the grill with the James Beard Award-winning chef of Le Pigeon and watch him transform celery root with Beaujolais barbecue sauce.

08/16/2013 Videography by Sreang Hok

RECIPE

Go Loco for Gazpacho

This easy (uncooked) soup is full of the juicy tomatoes only summer delivers.

08/12/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Peachy Keen

Summer is at its peak, and so are stone fruits. Peach crisp is calling your name.

08/01/2013 By Kristin Belz

SAVOR

Sea Foraging for Beginners

Restaurant Beck's chef Justin Wills reveals the Oregon Coast's edible treasures with his recipe for albacore crudo and sea beans.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

MARKET WATCH

Albacore Tuna Fresh From the Coast

High summer is prime time for the best fresh albacore tuna (probably caught yesterday in our local ocean).

07/26/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Gluten-free Oatmeal Cake Goodness

Taking out the gluten and adding whole grains still results in a heavenly dessert.

07/22/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Use Your Noodle for Cellophane Salad

Quick-cooking transparent noodles make for a cool salad on a hot summer day.

07/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

Slideshow

Slide Show: Sea Beans

We tagged along with Justin Wills (chef at Restaurant Beck), Gregory Gourdet (chef at Departure), and Ben Jacobsen (owner of Jacobsen Salt) for an afternoon of sea-foraging on the Oregon coast.

07/11/2013

RECIPES

Beer Bread for Beer Month

Toast up the easiest homemade bread ever as nourishment for beer festivities this July.

07/05/2013 By Kristin Belz

COCKTAIL CULTURE

Craig Hermann's Tiki Underground

The story behind the Monkey Hut, a North Portland basement that became a pilgrimage site for the tiki-obsessed.

07/01/2013 By Miranda Rake

RECIPES

Vegan Potato Salads to Last All Day

One potato, two potato, three potato four...salads that won't peter out at the picnic. No need for mayo.

06/28/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Summer Is Ice Cream Cake Season

Tips for making the celebratory treat that combines the best with the best, even if it’s not completely homemade.

06/22/2013 By Kristin Belz