I'd assumed that buying The Portlandia Cookbook for its recipes would be like reading Playboy for the articles, but Brownstein and Armisen's latest book is the real thing: a collection of delicious, inventive recipes inspired by local restaurants and seasoned with a perfect blend of the gentle satire and city love that's made Portlandia a hit. Recommended By Rhianna W., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
The companion cookbook to the hit show Portlandia
by the Emmy-nominated stars and writers Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, with 50 delicious recipes for every food lover, freegan, organic farmer, and food truck diehard.
Food plays a very special role in Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's award-winning satire Portlandia. Here are recipes for the dishes that define the show, from cult-raised chicken and Stu's stews to pickled veggies and foraged green salads. Complete with new full-color finished food photographs and illustrations, humorous stories and sidebars from the loveable food-obsessed Portlandia characters (such as Mr. Mayor, Peter and Nance, and Colin the chicken), and advice on how to choose a bed and breakfast and behave at a communal table, this is a funny cookbook — with serious recipes — for anyone who loves food. And yes, the chicken's local.
About the Author
FRED ARMISEN and CARRIE BROWNSTEIN are the Emmy-nominated, Peabody Award winning, co-creators, co-writers, and co-stars of Portlandia. Armisen is an eleven-season veteran of Saturday Night Live, and the bandleader on Late Night with Seth Meyers. Brownstein is well-known as a member of the rock band Sleater-Kinney. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Believer, and Slate. JONATHAN KRISEL is the co-creator, co-writer, and series director of Portlandia. He has written and directed shows for Adult Swim, Comedy Central, Funnyordie.com, and Saturday Night Live, where he is a staff writer.