Sunday, April 25, 2010

Portland's New Culinary Order

At the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) annual conference in Portland, Oregon the conversation is all about "The New Culinary Order" - how food is grown, who grows it, where it comes from, how we cook it, share it and talk about it.

At the Portland Farmers Market, the New Culinary Order comes to life. It is a garden of earthly delights, fresh, baked, green and foraged ...

Between workshops, I have great fun meeting up with "Food Blogga" Susan and her husband Jeff for a magical early morning breakfast at Voodoo Doughnuts.

Let's not forget creativity in the New Culinary Order. We grab the signature Voodoo Doughnut (little guy stuck with pretzel pin), the luscious Bacon Maple Doughnut and the classic Neapolitan. With a good slug of Stumptown Coffee in hand - we revel in the sights, sounds and smells of Portland as it welcomes another day.

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Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Portland's market looks like such fun with those gorgeous mushrooms, fiddle head ferns and crunchy baguettes. It would be fabulous to meet another blogger. I'm so glad that the culinary experts are devoting more to where our food comes from.

Hope you are having a great time in Portland and have a wonderful weekend.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Those fiddleheads are reminding me that it's time to go outside and pick some! Looks like you found a gorgeous farmers market.

Christo Gonzales said...

great photos - can you bring me a couple pounds of morels and 3 dozen of the eggs - thanks!

Velva said...

I cannot think of a better place in the country to hold a professional food conference. I really enjoyed Portland's localvore food scene while visiting a couple of years ago-

I am so envious of your fabulous trip. Also, the opportunity to meet a fellow food blogger.

Thanks for sharing this journey with your foodie friends.

~~louise~~ said...

It seems the "New Culinary Order" has struck Idaho too! They are in the process of starting a central farmers' market in Blackfoot and there is quite a stir of excitement in the air. I only wish it were opening before I leave.

Thanks for sharing, T.W. GREAT shots!

Foodiewife said...

I just love Farmer's Markets. They're a photogs delight! Love the fresh eggs, morels, lilacs...all of it looks so wonderful!

Dr John said...

Love your love of beauty, freshness and color, Tom...all good culinary medicine too!
John La Puma MD

Mary Bergfeld said...

There is something a bit magical about the outdoor markets in Portland. Local hearts race when morels and fiddleheads and ramps hit the markets. It is a short but wonderful season. We are fortunate in what can be grown or foraged here.
I hope you enjoy your stay. Blessings...Mary

tasteofbeirut said...

Sounds like you are having a great time! Portland sound s like a fun place. God, I want this baguette!

Lori Lynn said...

Looks like a great market! It's neat to meet other food bloggers, isn't it?

Sophie Sportende Foodie said...

That looks like a grand market!!

The food is in abundance & looks so appetizing too!

Even the dried beans!

Stacey Snacks said...

Gorgeous farmer's market!
I can't wait for the NJ ones to open, but not till first week in June!
I love Susan from Food Blogga!
How nice that you met her.

Fresh Local and Best said...

What a culinary delight! I am so impressed with the variety and freshness! I would have loved to have taken home some of those morels and fiddleheads. Also that bacon maple donut is absolutely sinful!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

TW_ Jeff woke up this morning and said, "Hey, let's meet TW at Voodoo for doughnuts." Seriously, we both wish we could. Chatting over coffee and doughnuts was one of the highlights of our trip. You're such a dear person, and we can't wait to visit you in NY!