Monthly Archives: June 2012

“The Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table”

“The Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table”.


“The Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table”

Advance praise for Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table:


“Laurie Wolf’s book has made me fall in love with Portland all over again. I moved to this city precisely
because of the fantastic food scene, and seeing it captured so vividly through Laurie’s writing, the pitch-perfect recipe selection, and Bruce Wolf’s gorgeous photography simply confirms the premise that Portland is paradise. Now anyone can experience the charms of the city, and even enjoy the flavors in their own kitchens.”  —Martha Holmberg, founding editor of MIX magazine, and author of Modern Sauces

“In the same vein as Under the Tuscan Sun and A Year in Provence gave the reader a sense of place viathe foods of the area, this beautiful book conveys what is most wonderful about Portland.” —Marcy Blum, celebrity event planner


Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table

Extraordinary Recipes from The City of Roses


Celebrating Portland’s best restaurants and eateries with recipes and photograph, Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table by Laurie Wolf profiles signature “at home” recipes from over 40 legendary dining establishments.


The city’s food scene–largely a celebration of the farm-to-table movement–has grown and evolved tremendously in the last five years, with an abundance of local fisheries, farms, and small beef, lamb, and pork producers providing the city’s fascinating restaurants with a wide array of locally-grown deliciousness.


Celebrating the food and culture of what the New York Times calls the city’s “golden age” of dining and drinking, Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table is the first cookbook to gather Portland’s top chefs and restaurants under one cover. With over seventy recipes for the home cook from approximately fifty of the city’s most celebrated restaurants and showcasing around 100 full-color photos from award-winning photographer Bruce Wolf, featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both the tourist and the Portland local.


Husband and wife team Bruce and Laurie Wolf are no strangers to the publishing world. The food editor at Child Magazine for eighteen years, Laurie is also an accomplished food stylist whose work has been featured in Vogue, New York, Glamour, and more. She is the author of Candy Countdown and The Do It Myself Cookbook, among others. Visit her at Award-winning photographer Bruce has shot commercial photography for numerous clients, including Martha Stewart, Vogue, New York, Architectural Digest, Viking, Jenn Air, G.E., and more.


For more information, Jessica DeFranco, Publicist, 203-458-4646,



dinner tonight was couscous with spicy shrimp. they were jumbo shrimp with the shell but already cleaned so very easy. olive oil and garlic spears.  shrimp cook so quickly dinner can be done in under 10 minutes. leftover shrimp will be a shrimp salad with avocado with lots of cilantro and a drizzle of rum. shrimp with dill=yummy. shrimp with scallions=yummy. shrimp wrapped in bacon=heaven

Mama Leone’s Soup

I have never loved soup. I guess there are a few that I order on occasion, onion for one, but there is generally an appetizer or salad I want more.  However, Mama Leone’s soup, which I have only had in Portland, has changed my soup feelings. This creamy tomato based soup with chicken is ultimate comfort food in a bowl, satisfying and totally yummy. You can buy this soup daily at Market of Choice and Elephants, the non deli deli. A recipe for this creamy concoction will be in my book, “The Portland, Oregon Chef’s Table, coming out in July.  A bowl of this soup with a crusty roll is a perfect lunch or light dinner.

short and sweet, but just right

It was Bruce’s birthday and I wanted to buy him a yummy cake. Not make it, too hard to be a surprise, and there are good cakes here. I don’t love many of them, but they are good. Mainly the frosting is too sweet and buttercreamy.  I remembered the bakery Piece of cake and decided to give it a try.  Absolutely delicious chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. The cake was so dark and moist and deeply flavorful. And the assorted cupcakes were very good too. Oatmeal cake was terrific. Strange vibe, but people pleasant and you know you are in Portland. Not the hipster Portland, a different one.  5 Stars