Reading Lists: Food

It was Jamie Oliver who taught me how to make foccaccia, pizza, risotto, pesto sauce, and my favorite soup while Nigella makes comfort food easy, delicious, and fast! And E.D., well she changed the entire palate of a nation.


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? We're surrounded by things that just, like, grow from the ground, but look good on a plate at an elegant dinner.