Archive for May, 2006

Potatoes ala Sofrito

Monday, May 8th, 2006

I fall in love with food occasionally. My crush this week- are these skillet potatoes. They cook in a tomato based sauce that condenses down into a thick sweet ketchup like sauce that is amazing. I could easily eat this dish every day, giving it new nuances here and there to shake it up. This [...]

Bourdain Events in NW

Friday, May 5th, 2006

A more complete listing of Bourdains booksigning events can be found on the Bloosbury site. In Good Taste, located in Portland’s Pearl District, is hosting Anthony Bourdain Wednesday, June 14th. He’ll be reading from his new book, the Nasty Bits. Price to attend this event is $35 which includes the price of an autographed book, [...]

The Smell of Desire

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

Oh yeah- that’s their name: Demeter Fragrances! This perfume compnay used to be very trendy 10 years ago or so. I remember fondly sniffing their laundry scent as well as some of their cocktail inspired scents. They are currently heralding the 50th aniversery of Play-doh with a special release perfume. I’m more interested in their [...]

Taco Girl

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

Mom called me up tonight to ask me out of the blue, how I felt about green beans now that I was grown up. I love green beans. In fact I had green bean stir fry last night at Saigon Kitchen. Apparently I was forced to eat green beans as a child, and after swallowing [...]

Bourdain in Pdx

Monday, May 1st, 2006

picked up on eGullet today: We’re going to be shooting an episode of ANTHONY BOURDAIN: NO RESERVATIONS in the Pacific Northwest in early June. In PORTLAND, OREGON we’d like to shoot a scene involving cooks showing off their CHEF and/or FOOD-RELATED TATTOOS, and are looking for participants willing to be on camera! We’ll be shooting [...]

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