Wednesday, September 30, 2009

More Great Street Food Vendors in Portland

Gourmet has also posted their top picks from Portland’s bustling street-food scene, which include Potato Champion, Northwest Hot Dogs, and the Cora y Huichol Tacqueria. Eight Great Street-Food Vendors in Portland, OR by Marisa Robertson-Textor

Monday, September 28, 2009

Portland's Street Carts are a Dining Destination

"Portland, Oregon, is leading a delicious dining revolution," writes Nancy Rommelmann for Bon Appetit.

Click through BA's Art of the Street Cart slideshow to check out some of Nancy's top picks for small food trucks and mobile carts in Portland.

We can't wait to explore these street carts while we're there for the 2010 IACP Annual Conference!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Social Media is helping DiSpirito Write a Cookbook

Chef Rocco DiSpirito is writing his new cookbook with input from his Twitter and Facebook fans. The media-savvy chef is turning to these social networks to gather opinions on which dishes he should include in his new healthy food makeover cookbook in the hopes of making his book more relevant to his readers.

Friday, September 11, 2009

'Gastronomica' Reissues the Julia Child Issue

Serious Eats reports that Gastronomica magazine has reissued the “The Julia Issue." Long-time Gastronomica readers will remember the Summer 2005 special issue featuring ruminations by Jacques Pépin, Paul Child, Alex Prud’homme and others on the iconoclastic American chef Julia Child. And while this special issue long ago moved into the realm of hard-to-find collectors' item, they’re bringing it back now in honor of Julia and the renewed appreciation of her genius in the wake of "Julie & Julia".

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Obama Administration Launches Food Safety Web Site

The Obama administration has rolled out a new Web site designed to streamline food safety information for consumers:

The site will put food-related information from all federal agencies in one place, including recall and contamination alerts and tips on how to safely handle food.

The Web site is a joint effort between HHS, the Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration.

Friday, September 04, 2009

Hawaii Gets Farm-Friendly

Top chefs from the Hawaii Regional Cuisine movement have been redefining fine dining in the islands since the early 1990's by supporting small, local farmers. The San Francisco Chronicle offers some highlights of the latest crop of farm-friendly tables in Hawaii. Read more