Category: Food and Recipes

Relating to recipes, food ingredients, menus, food choices, cooking tips, food preparation and storage, serving suggestions, home cooking, and holiday dishes

In Memoriam: Katherine Deumling and Deborah DeBord

In this post, we honor two remarkable women who shaped the world of food around them: Portland-based cooking teacher and Slow Food USA leader Katherine Deumling, and Deborah DeBord, a visually impaired home cook and CSA advocate who wrote for this blog in 2019–2020.

7 Delicious Comfort Food Ideas for Joyful Quarantine Cuisine

“Comfort food” takes on a whole new meaning this year as we head into a holiday season marred by a pandemic and new lockdowns. Not just for sustenance, but “quarantine cuisine” filled with comfort and joy.

The Mystical Deliciousness of Mushrooms—with a Recipe

Although the time of irresistible spring morels has passed, there is a whole world of mushrooms coming along in the next few months—think summer chanterelles, boletes, and coral. Come September and October, fall fungi will mushroom (no apologies for the bad pun) into a parade of gustatory delight. Of course, domestically farmed mushrooms are commonly […]

Quarantine Cuisine

In these challenging times, our resident writer Deborah DeBord reminds us that meals at home don’t have to be boring. With simple ingredients that you might already have in your refrigerator or pantry, food that’s not only nourishing but downright delicious and creative can be concocted with a few simple tricks and techniques. As we […]

Staying Calm and Eating Well in Times of Coronavirus

These are surreal times, to say the least. On a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, my family and I went from dining out in restaurants on Saturday to relying on Caviar deliveries to our hotel room on Monday. No doubt your food options may be changing very quickly too as restaurants close their doors to […]

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