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Lincoln Restaurant

Honest Northwestern Cuisine Chef Jenn Louis and her husband, David Welch, opened Lincoln on North Williams in 2008, with a focus on simple, ingredient-driven cuisine. Her ever-changing menu is full of made-from-scratch specialties that highlight seasonal produce from the Pacific Northwest, most of which comes from local farms and purveyors. On my visit to Lincoln,…  Read More

Best Cookbooks of 2015

The Best Cookbooks of the Year It seems each year there are more incredible cookbooks published than the last; it’s a tough job to whittle down the lengthy list into a handful of my favorites. This year in particular, there are several noteworthy debuts, like Aaron Franklin’s meat smoking manifesto, Michael Solomonov’s ode to Israeli cuisine,…  Read More

My Hometown: Andrew Taylor & Mike Wiley on Portland, Maine

Where to Eat & Drink in Portland Andrew Taylor and Mike Wiley are the chef-owner duo behind Portland’s Eventide Oyster Co., Hugo’s and the brand new, noodle-focused The Honey Paw. A modern take on the classic American oyster bar, I love Eventide for their amazing raw selection, inventive Asian-influenced lobster rolls served in steamed buns…  Read More

Menietti

Menietti in Vegetable Soup

Ligurian Dumpling Soup By Andrew Zimmern These little menietti dumplings are my new favorite recipe. I can’t stop making them. About a year ago by my pal Jenn Louis, F&W 10 best designee and chef/owner of Lincoln in Portland, Oregon, sent me the ratio for the dumplings themselves. These little gems are from Liguria, and…  Read More

Jenn Louis’ Guide to Portland

Not to Miss in Portland A Food & Wine Best New Chef and Top Chef Masters contestant, Jenn Louis is a champion of Pacific Northwest cuisine and one of Oregon’s most beloved chefs. At her restaurants Lincoln and the more casual Sunshine Tavern, Louis strikes the ideal balance between rustic and refined with a less-is-more approach…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2014

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I had a fantastic weekend at the James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. Winners of the Foundation’s annual Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were presented on May 2, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a…  Read More

2014 JBF Award Nominees

Congrats to the Nominees! Yesterday, the James Beard Foundation announced the finalists for the 2014 JBF awards. Congratulations to all of the nominees, what a talented pool of culinary greatness. If you didn’t catch the nominee announcement, the full list is below. The winners for the Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards will be announced at…  Read More

16 Things We Learned at SOBEWFF

Another South Beach Wine & Food Fest has come and gone. And yes, it was hot, humid and awesome. HUGE thanks to Lee Schrager & his team for putting on what I like to think of as spring break for the culinary world…. except in this case, what happened on spring break is not staying…  Read More

Khong River House

Celebrating Authentic Southeast Asian Cuisine Khong River House serves some of Miami’s best and most authentic Thai food. With dark wood-wrapped dining rooms, marble Buddha sculptures, and fixtures made of bamboo fish traps and antique bird cages, this spot feels more like a Thai boat house than a restaurant just steps away from trendy Lincoln Road.…  Read More

Chicago

The Second City Chicago’s food scene is dynamic. There is a willingness from chefs and diners alike to experiment with food, which means every time I visit something new and exciting is happening. From classic Chicago deep-dish pizza joints to once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences, Chicago holds strong as one of America’s most diverse and fascinating food…  Read More

Miami

Welcome to Miami Miami exudes joy. With warm weather, a rapidly growing food scene, and such a creative spirit, it has become one of my favorite travel destinations. People are living out loud in Miami, and everything from the music to the food and the attitude about life is a reflection of that. And although…  Read More

Los Angeles

L.A. Recommendations From Michelin-starred fine dining to Korean barbecue and taco food trucks, Los Angeles has one of the most exciting and diverse food scenes in the country. Here’s a snapshot of my favorite L.A. eateries and hotels – there are probably a hundred more that should be on the list, but I’m only vouching…  Read More

5 Questions: Jenn Louis

PDX’s Leading Lady She gained street cred from her placement on Food & Wine’s Best New Chefs list in 2012, a stint on the current season of Top Chef Masters and a couple James Beard nominations, but Jenn Louis’ incredible farmhouse fare need only be tasted to win you over. The chef/owner of two of…  Read More

Go Fork Yourself: Road Trip

Road Trip Fork on the Road Andrew and Molly are on the road on this week’s Go Fork Yourself. On a three-hour car ride to Iowa, they chat about road food, cars, GPS, and where you’ll find the cleanest pit stops. Questions We want to include your listener questions in upcoming podcasts. If you want…  Read More

James Beard Foundation Awards 2013

Congratulations JBF Award Winners! I just returned from the James Beard Foundation Awards in NYC, the nation’s most prestigious awards ceremony honoring professionals in the food and beverage biz. Winners of the Foundation’s annual Book, Broadcast, and Journalism Awards were presented on May 3, at Gotham Hall in New York City, during a ceremony hosted…  Read More

5 Questions: Marcus Samuelsson

The Multifaceted Chef As a chef, restaurateur, author, media personality, UNICEF ambassador and member of the State Department’s American Chef Corps, you could say Marcus Samuelsson is a busy guy. He’s behind Harlem’s acclaimed Red Rooster, its downstairs supper club Ginny’s and Lincoln Center’s American Table (among others). This past summer he released his best-selling…  Read More

I’m Back and There’s a Ton to Talk About

Let’s Catch Up I have been on vacation and then off to shoot Iowa and Wisconsin episodes of Bizarre Foods America that will air in November/December. But I’m back and there is a ton to talk about so I will try to practice restraint and not overwhelm. Let’s catch up on a few things. The…  Read More

I’m Back and There’s a Ton to Talk About

Let’s Catch Up I have been on vacation and then off to shoot Iowa and Wisconsin episodes of Bizarre Foods America that will air in November/December. But I’m back and there is a ton to talk about so I will try to practice restraint and not overwhelm. Let’s catch up on a few things. The…  Read More