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Savor The Season With New Pacific Northwest Cookbooks

OPB

Cook up delicious holiday dishes from these recent cookbooks with Northwest roots (and find inspiration for last-minute gifts). 

Showstopping Holiday Desserts For Home Cooks Of All Skill Levels

NPR

Want to take your homemade treats to the next level? We've got three recipes to put warmth, color and a little wow on your holiday table from chef Yotam Ottolenghi.

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Get Snackalicious With 'Pok Pok The Drinking Food Of Thailand'

Ready for some flavor-crazed snacking and sipping? The Pok Pok restaurant team's latest cookbook explores a subset of Thai cooking called "drinking food," largely unknown in the United States.

NW Life | Food | Books | local | Cooking

Portland's Pix Weighs In (On A Scale!) With French Tea Cakes

Portland's Pix Patisserie chef rethinks French pastry, showing home bakers step-by-step how to turn out desserts with a twist. Example: cute-as-buttons Raspberry Almond Tea Cakes.

Food | Arts

Haute Dots Of Sauce: Culinary Art Or A Horror Show On A Plate?

Chefs the world over seem to love serving patrons tiny portions on pristine white plates garnished with dainty drops and squiggles of sauce. Not everyone is impressed, and resistance is mounting.

NW Life | Food | Entertainment | Arts

'The Four Top': Jami Curl | Michelle Lopez | Kyra Bussanich

What does it take for food pros to stay ahead of the curve in the new culinary economy? How did three pastry pros cultivate such striking personal aesthetics? And why is it in vogue to seesaw between food choices that represent virtue and vice?

Food | Arts

Breaking The Bubble Of Food Writing: Cultivating Diverse Stories

The world of food is vast, but we tend to hear about the same cuisines over and over again. So how do we tip the scales in favor of more diversity among food writers?

Food

Puerto Rico's Hurricane Recovery Hinders Farm Businesses' Seed Research

Many agriculture companies rely on the island's climate for the research and development of commercial corn, soybean and other seeds grown in the U.S. But the storm wiped out needed infrastructure.

Food | Arts

Your Thanksgiving Meal Prep Questions, Answered

Bon App├ętit magazine Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport answers your questions about Thanksgiving menu planning, including Tofurky-free dishes for vegetarians and "boozy" bird recipes.

Food | Books | Arts

New Biography Features Recipes Of Famed Chef And Cookbook Author Paula Wolfert

When Paula Wolfert was diagnosed with dementia, author Emily Kaiser Thelin set out to capture the chef's legacy, as well as her elaborate Mediterranean specialties, now featured in Unforgettable.

Food | Books | Arts

As The Holiday Season Gets Started, A Look Back At Aprons And Their Stories

For EllynAnne Geisel, aprons are a way to connect to past generations, often women, who once wore them. For years she has collected different designs and shared the joy they bring her with others.

Food

How To Enjoy Thanksgiving Without Swallowing The Stereotypes

In this special, holiday edition of Ask Code Switch, we explore ways of moving beyond the simple schoolbook story to celebrate with friends and family.

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Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.