Reading Lists: Food

Chef Andy Ricker brought authentic Thai food to Portland when he opened his very popular restaurant Pok Pok. Now he is sharing his experiences in a new book: "Pok Pok: Food and Stories from the Streets, Homes, and Roadside Restaurants of Thailand". While you wait for a copy check out these other titles that bring the tastes of Thailand to your kitchen. 

While it may be true that sous chefs lurk around Portland backyards harvesting weeds and other unlikely foodstuffs, who can blame them? As it turns out, we're surrounded by things that just, like, grow from the ground, but look good on a plate at an elegant dinner. Here are our top picks on urban edibles. But hey, harvest responsibly, okay?

Michael Pollan is known for his well-researched and passionate manifestos about food and eating. While you're waiting for his latest book, Cooked, check out some other great reads that look at cooking, eating, and the production of food.