Beautifully presented and wide-ranging, Portland Cooks provides an amazing introduction to the best restaurants our city has to offer. From staples like The Country Cat to newer ventures like the Bit House Saloon, there is something for everyone to try, no matter your experience in the Portland food scene. Recommended By Natalie R., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Portland city is synonymous with DIY scrappiness, rule-breaking creativity, and a die-hard collaborative spirit, and it also happens to be America's favorite foodie destination. Portland Cooks presents 80 recipes from 40 of Stumptown's most popular restaurants and bars. From the most modest and unassuming cafes to eclectic neighborhood joints to late-night cocktail bars, the book celebrates the pioneers, game-changers, upstarts, and torch-bearers who help put Portland on the culinary map. Some recipes are an adventure, requiring a trip to the Asian market while others are a snap to pull off on any given weeknight. But above all, they're all designed with the home cook in mind.
"The book is literally a recipe for deliciousness, so tie on that apron and get to work." Portland Tribune
"This book is a gem. Portland Cooks, released in August, brings together an amazing mélange of top local chefs and bartenders with recipes that are both tasty and accessible to the average home cook. If I were buying someone a present from Portland, this would be high on the list." Portland Mercury
About the Author
Danielle Centoni is a James Beard Award-winning food writer, recipe developer, and cookbook author. She is a former food editor of The Oakland Tribune, The Oregonian, Imbibe Magazine, MIX Magazine, and Eater Portland. Her work has been featured in regional and national publications, including EatingWell, Fine Cooking, Better Homes & Gardens, Modern Farmer, and Seattle Magazine, among others. She has also co-authored three cookbooks and contributed editorial work and recipes to many others. She regularly blogs about home cooking in the Pacific Northwest at Roux44.com.
Danielle Centoni on PowellsBooks.Blog
But I persevered and got it done with only a few spur-of-the-moment cookie runs, and now Portland Cooks
is out in the world, ready to satisfy our cravings for 80 of Portland’s best dishes and drinks, right in our own kitchens. Now I can drop everything and bake those Little T American Baker chocolate chip cookies that haunt my daydreams...