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
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 6:00am PST

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
Category:Food and Drink -- posted at: 12:00pm PST

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