Right At The Fork

Earl Ninsom opened PaaDee to find his passion.  Then he took that to another step with one of Portland's most lauded restaurants, Langbaan.  Now he's hoping others realize their dreams with Hat Yai and Kim Jing Smokehouse.  We talked to Earl about his trajectory and place in Portland's food world.  

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This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_94_Earl_Ninsom.mp3
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Julie Lee from 1859 Magazine stops in to talk to Cort and Chris about some of her favorite Portland vegan and vegetarian places. And some ideas on how to avoid the dreaded and RATF-forbidden word "Amazing."

This Soundbite episode of Right at the Fork is made possible by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

 

Direct download: SB_Julie_Lee_Vegetarian.mp3
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Gary the Foodie joins Chris & Cort with his monthly update on new restaurant finds.  In PDX: Dame, Quaintrelle, Revelry & Tusk.  In Chicago: Oriole. In San Francisco: Green River.

Gary the Foodie's Monthly Updates are made possible by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com

With additional support to Right at the Fork by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: GARY_9-19-16.mp3
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Greg Higgins planted his roots in the Portland culinary world long before the digital world, and the world of social media.  You don't see and hear Greg making the rounds on the internets and at events, so it really is an honor to have had Chef Higgins on our podcast.  
 
Greg grew up in upstate New York, and upon landing in Portland, spent a few years at the helm of the Heathman kitchen before opening Higgins with his business partner Paul Mallory in 1994.  He can often be found tending his garden and traveling, expanding his knowledge and enjoyment of different cuisines.  Greg has a Beard award to his credit, and several books, too.  He's a sought after speaker when it comes to so many things having to do with slow food.   He's one of felder statesmen of our Portland food community, and we're glad to be able to share an hour with him.


This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Upserve: www.Upserve.com
Zupan's Markets: www.Zupans.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_93_Greg_Higgins.mp3
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Suzanne Fuoco makes jam from the heart - with a literary slant.  Her other job was as a school nurse in the Portland Public School system.  She shares some thoughts about being a small batch artisan and how nutrition is an afterthought in Portland's schools.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_92_Suzanne_Fuoco.mp3
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We thought we'd repeat our Episode #11 with Johanna Ware upon notice that she's closing smallwares as of 9/24. This heartbreaking announcement comes amidst other closures this year, which we discussed with Kurt Huffman on RATF back in January.  In this interview from March 2014, Chef Ware touches on some of the issues around her closing.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_BONUS_Smallwares.mp3
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With the bevy of new restaurant openings in Portland, we decided to check in with the one guy in town most likely to have sampled most of them. Here are Gary the Foodie's latest faves, along with a couple of Cort's and Chris' thrown in for good measure.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: SB_GarytheFoodie_Latest_Faves.mp3
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Mark Bitterman is one of the world's foremost experts in a few areas, one of which is salt.  He stops in to sprinkle us with some interesting conversation about his books on the subject, being a selmelier, how bitters can stir the senses, and more.

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_91_Mark_Bitterman.mp3
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Ken Gordon, owner and Chef of Portland's Kenny & Zuke's Delicatessen, opened his first restaurant two blocks east of Thomas Keller in New York City in 1986. The two dined at each others' restaurants.  We cover one of their histories here, which includes the disappointment of microwaved corned beef, the joy of hand-sliced pastrami, why Portland isn't the best walking city in the country, and two offspring on exciting career paths.
 

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: RATF_90_Ken_Gordon.mp3
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Host Chris Angelus loves his fish and chips, and has a few faves ranging 330 miles up and down the Pacific Northwest coast from Port Orford, OR to South Bend, WA.  He shares a half dozen,  but recommends three places he deems worthy of a day trip from Portland, for those who travel to eat well. One's a nice restaurant, another a dive, and last but not least, a food truck.

Locations mentioned in this podcast include:

Linda’s  - South Bend, WA
Bowpicker - Astoria, OR
Ecola Seafoods -  Cannon Beach, OR
Old Oregon Smokehouse  - Rockaway, OR
J’s - Lincoln City, OR
Gracie’s Sea Hag - Depoe Bay, OR
Local Ocean Seafoods - Newport, OR
Geno’s Ocean Bleu - Newport, OR
South Beach Fish Market - Newport, OR
LunaSea - Yachats, OR
Crazy Norwegian - Port Orford, OR

This episode of Right at the Fork is sponsored by:
Leanne Bach with M Realty: www.leannebach.com
Chew Dining Club: www.chewdiningclub.com
And www.PortlandFoodandDrink.com

Music: "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Arielle Verinis.
Check her out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ArielleVerinis

Direct download: SB_Coastal_Fish_n_Chips.mp3
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PDT