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.
What dishes could you expect at a dinner with Queen Elizabeth? What did the Emperor Nero eat after fiddle practice? What did Lewis and Clark roast over their fire? Today there are many fad diets, like the hugely popular Paleo Diet, that claim healthier eating by replicating the diets of our ancestors. Here at the library we have gathered several ways for you to explore the history of food and maybe find a “new” favorite old recipe.