papaya thief in portland: updates from the west

Hi, it's been a while. Here's what's going on: When I get to work there's a list waiting for me. I fold my towels, set up my cutting board, start collecting all my tools for the day. I weigh out my mise en place. Flatbread, olive oil cake, vanilla, almond, and/or hazelnut ice cream. Chocolate …

Masters of a Cuisine by Calling, not Roots – NYTimes.com

Masters of a Cuisine by Calling, not Roots - NYTimes.com. I posted this because one day, in the not-so-distant future, I want to travel through Vietnam and all over southeast Asia gathering recipes and stories. Papaya Thief Goes Global?

Transitions

I've been in between a few things, hence the infrequent posts. Lately, food-wise, I've only been eating soft-boiled eggs with avocado toast. Or for dinner the other night, I used Mark's laser clams (razor) for some delicious pasta with bacon and herbs and butter, lemon zest and garlic. I'll try to post more. But short …

Posole v NW

Some friends and I ate lunch at the food carts yesterday on Skidmore and Mississippi in NE Portland, and e. got posole. It was cold and rainy, with the sun peaking out every half hour, so a bowl of hot porky posole sounded perfect. But it was a disappointing posole. All heat, no salt, no …