As a longtime Tasty n Sons (and Tasty n Alder) patron, I knew I had to get my hands on John Gorham's new cookbook and ode to global diner fare. Gorham and writer Liz Crain toured DC to Savannah for inspiration for this book — and for both restaurants' menus. These recipes will satisfy your cravings from morning to late night. I'm already planning my next brunch so that I can serve my favorite Tasty recipes: Shakshuka with Baked Eggs and Lemon Ricotta Pancakes. Recommended By Kate L., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
From the authors of the Toro Bravo cookbook, here are recipes from Portland’s favorites, Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder, the restaurants that reinvented the brunch scene (and then every eating hour after that) with supremely satisfying dishes.
First, throw away your pick-an-egg, pick-a-toast idea of brunch. Next, reconsider what to eat (and drink) every hour of the day. That was the plan with Portland chef John Gorham’s Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder. Now Hello! My Name Is Tasty! is going to heat up your home kitchen with these satisfy-all-cravings global diner favorites like Bim Bop Bacon and Eggs and Monk’s Carolina Cheesesteak. The food has strong roots in the American Southeast, where Gorham earned his culinary stripes but tastes from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America also have a strong standing. Welcome to the ever-expanding world of John Gorham’s appetites. If you get thirsty, stir up something adventurous like a Dim Summore Bloody Mary or a Grown-Ass Milkshake.
"Get comfortable with this one, particularly to enjoy its collection of "Tasty-style" stories." Travel Portland
"Brunch at home is entirely underrated: there’s no wait, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Learn the art of the home brunch from Portland chef John Gorham, whose celebrated restaurants, Tasty ‘n Sons and Tasty ‘n Alder, serve up a fresh take on brunch dishes with global influences." Food52
About the Author
LIZ CRAIN is a longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, the coauthor of the Toro Bravo cookbook, and author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland and Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis. She is a cofounder of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival and is an editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books in Portland.
JOHN GORHAM is the owner and chef of Tasty n Sons, Tasty n Alder, Toro Bravo, Mediterranean Exploration Company, Plaza del Toro, Shalom Y’all, and BYH Burgers — all located in Portland, Oregon. A "chef of the people," Gorham celebrates a range of global cuisines at his influential restaurants. He is also the coauthor of the Toro Bravo cookbook.
DAVID REAMER is a Portland-based food photographer whose photography has been featured in GQ, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, Portland Monthly, and Bon Appetit.
Liz Crain on PowellsBooks.Blog
My late Great-aunt Barbara, whom I write about in Hello! My Name is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites From Portland's Tasty Restaurants
, put together a spiral-bound, home-printed, 66-page family cookbook in 2000 that I treasure. In it are recipes from our extended family, as well as some stories attached to them. I highly recommend doing this...