Food, Uncomplicated: Pan-Seared Steak - VIDEO

Cooking Doesn't Have to Be Difficult


Willamette Week's offices have an occasional ace in our back pocket: Our resident computer expert is also a self-professed food geek—and one-time trivia show contestant on VH1—obsessed with the obscure minutiae of sous-vide temperatures, spice sourcing and whether it's the oil or the vinegar that softens your raw kale. (Blame the oil.) Whenever the whim strikes, Brian Panganiban has been ...   More
Monday, July 1, 2013 BRIAN PANGANIBAN

Let Me Eat Cake

Living on starvation wages doesn’t mean you have to starve.

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For the past six months, I’ve been feeding two people on $35 a week. That’s right—$35 a week. Five dollars a day, $2.50 per person, 83 cents a meal. I live in a normal city lot; have    More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 KAT MERCK

Hello, Lover

Thursday, May 13, 2010 Retail Therapist

Mother's Day Gift Idea #2

Some moms like to cook; some don't. But everyone likes the IDEA of cooking, right? The resurrected French classic I Know How to Cook, by Ginette Mathiot, $45, is just the thing for both moms who cook and moms who like to read about food and hope someone else will cook it. Originally published in 1932, this culinary tome is soft-core cookbook porn. Along with 900 pages of recipes, the section-opening ...   More
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Retail Therapist

Mother's Day Gift Idea #1

Haven't thought of an appropriate Mother's Day gift for mom yet? Neither has Retail Therapist. So we're just going to do a little brainstorming here—no bad ideas. Idea numero uno: the Swissmar V-Prep Mandoline vegetable slicer, $40 at Sur La Table. RT chose this particular version of Mandoline for the non-skid feet that keep it stable, the food safety holder (so you avoid slicing yourself) ...   More
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 Retail Therapist

Sexy Beast

Monday, May 3, 2010 Retail Therapist

Cassis is the New Black

Wednesday, March 10, 2010 Retail Therapist

Sharp Knife: Q&A with America's Test Kitchen's Chris Kimball

Home cooks adore him. Bloggers can't stand him. Foodies call him simultaneously brilliant and boring. On his relentless path toward culinary perfection, he has certainly stepped on a lot of toes (especially when critiquing the ever-growing food blogosphere, which he recently blamed for the demise of Gourmet magazine). Yet Chris Kimball, the studious, and perhaps obsessive, creator of America's ...   More
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 Kate Williams

EAT: Cooking With Class at Le Cordon Bleu

\ Cursing SmartPark, street parking, and canvassers, I rushed in five minutes and late tried to sit down as inconspicuously as possible. I was a guest at A Taste of Italy, the latest in the Chef Series, Le Cordon Bleu's cooking classes for the everyman—or at least every man willing to shell out $90. Before I could sneak to my seat and shuck off my jacket, one of the many class helpers (Le ...   More
Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Ben Bateman


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