The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland: A Journey Through the Center of America's New Food Revolution

The Mighty Gastropolis: Portland: A Journey Through the Center of America's New Food Revolution

by Karen Brooks
     
 

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Portland, Oregon, is a city that’s screaming "Hey, world, check me out!" and Karen Brooks is its food-writing doyenne and ambassador. The Mighty Gastropolis is her insider's look at this exciting food scene. The book is part guidebook and part handbook, painting colorful pictures of the people and places that make Portland unique. More than 75 recipes

Overview

Portland, Oregon, is a city that’s screaming "Hey, world, check me out!" and Karen Brooks is its food-writing doyenne and ambassador. The Mighty Gastropolis is her insider's look at this exciting food scene. The book is part guidebook and part handbook, painting colorful pictures of the people and places that make Portland unique. More than 75 recipes from Portland's hottest chefs, mixologists, and confectioners round out this compilation.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An insider's tour of a city where the only use for a Michelin star is to have it dipped in chocolate or fried in duck fat. If you want to explore the ingenius outsider cooks, the obsessive impulses, and the raging gustatory dishes behind America's newest food capitol, Karen Brooks is your guide." - Mike Thelin, commentator for Unique Eats, The Cooking Channel, and co-founder of Feast Portland

Street food capital of the world, home of ethical eaters, dreamers in a strange food landscape, Portland is the crucible of new American cooking. If you're curious about why we're eating the way we do - and how we'll be eating tomorrow - you need to read this book. Passionate, powerful and filled with recipes that make you very, very hungry, The Mighty Gastropolis is a celebration of America's most interesting food city. " - Ruth Reichl, Editor, Modern Library Food Series"

The definitive guide to Portland's utterly singular, lo-fi culinary scene." - Josh Ozersky, Time Magazine food columnist"

The definitive guide to Portland's scrappy, endlessly inventive food culture." — Sara Dickerman, The New York Times"

Scattered among the book's richly photographed pages are 50 of Portland's most obsessed-over recipes. I imagine the original version of Tastebud's Original Berry Cobbler — made with Oregon berries and baked in a wood-fired oven-is truly divine, but even with supermarket fruit, this was awesome." - Kimberly Masibay, Fine Cooking magazine"

Karen Brooks, the definitive writer on Portland's food scene, makes a mighty case that our culinary neighbors have more than a food scene, they have a revolution. The Mighty Gastropolis uses chef profiles, essays and pivotal recipes to argue that Portland's wild, "casual gastronomy" provides fine food to a mass audience in a way that no other American city does." - Rebekah Denn, Seattle Times"

Foie gras, grilled pigeon, and the tastiest fried egg sandwich around: It's all here in Karen Brooks's lively account of America's new great food city. Oh, and there are 50 terrific recipes, too." - James Oseland, editor-in-chief of Saveur and author of Cradle of Flavor"

Ever wonder how Portland, Oregon, became one of America's top food cities almost overnight's Who better to tell the pork-filled, caffeine-fueled, unconventional story than the Rose City's biggest fan and insatiable eater Karen Brooks. By profiling food cart rebels, supper club renegades, and local chef heroes, Brooks paints a vivid picture of a city thriving with creativity, passion, and an anything-goes attitude for all things edible. Brooks isn't just a chronicler of her city's food revolution-she (and this book) are a part of it." - Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appétit Restaurant and Drinks Editor"

By the book's end, you'll have plotted a new eating itinerary, with stops for Le Pigeon's beef cheek Bourguignon, Tastebud's pizza or the Sugar Cube's brownie sundae. For out-of-towners, the book jacket doubles as a map of Portland's dining destinations." - Michael Russell, The Oregonian"

Brooks, Bosker, and Gelber don't just guide you through Portland's food revolution through their vivid descriptions. They introduce you to every player behind it . . . with personal remarks, recipes, and tips. If you find yourself salivating just as much as we are but can't afford a flight to Portland just yet, The Mighty Gastropolis is the next best thing." - ANNE DOLCE, The Daily Meal"

Brooks offers a keen insight and an almost literary style that sets her apart from most food writers." - The Oregonian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452123998
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
File size:
12 MB
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Meet the Author

Karen Brooks is the author of several books and is the restaurant critic for the Portland Monthly. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Teri Gelber is a food writer living in Portland, Oregon.
Gideon Bosker is a writer and photographer who lives in many places, including Portland, Oregon.

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