Synopses & Reviews
Chef Cory Schreiber opened the Wildwood restaurant in Portland five years ago and has rapidly become a leading figure in the region's bustling culinary scene -- winning the James Beard Award in 1998 for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest. Schreiber emphasizes organic produce prepared in ways that allow the natural beauty and flavors of the ingredients to shine forth, unobstructed by fussy embellishments. With its lavish food and landscape photography, inspired recipes, and passionate personal narrative, Wildwood presents the dishes that have earned Mr. Schreiber national acclaim, and offers a window into the source of his creativity.
With its lavish food and landscape photography, inspired recipes, and passionate personal narrative, Schreiber's cookbook debut presents the dishes that have earned him national acclaim, and offers a window into the source of his creativity.
About the Author
CORY SCHREIBER founded Wildwood Restaurant and won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Pacific Northwest. Schreiber now works as the Farm-to-School Food Coordinator with the Oregon Department of Agriculture and continues to write, consult, and teach cooking classes in Portland, Oregon.THE AUTHOR SCOOP
What are you working on now? Getting more Oregon foods into Oregon schools. What are some things that other people might not know about you?I love to drive fast on the high dessert, I would love to spend one month a year in silent meditation, and I am more sensitive then I let on to. What's the oddest meal you've ever had?Chicken feet in Boston’s Chinatown in 1986.When did you know you were a writer?Possibly when I was born with the name Schreiber, which means “writer” in German. Favorite dessert? Peach Tarte Tatin with Basil Ice Cream What's your most unusual kitchen tool?Fishing pliers to remove the pits from cherries Any memorable kitchen disasters?During a home economics class in high school we were making waffles and my foot tripped the wire and the waffle machine hit the ground with batter spilling everywhere. My friends thought it was funny because I went on pretending it never happened, much like later years in professional kitchens where I had no choice. This was an early sign of a chef. If you were an animal, what would it be & why?A brown Alaskan bear, because I would get to eat fresh salmon from a wild river