Thursday, September 8, 2016
Foodie Christmas is just one week away! I've been so excited my roommate kindly refers to life, times, and television plans as BF/AF. Before Feast. After Feast. Yup, foodie Christmas.
This year I will be attending both days of Grand Bounty, Night Market, OMG Smoked, and Brunch Village. I'm also really excited to check out Drink Tank: Washington Wines on the Rise.
Besides all of the food, what I'm really most excited for is the people. Some of my favorite friends will be at Feast and the shenanigans will be outrageous. Not to mention the chefs - though we lust after, discuss, and enjoy so many of their creations, it is rare to actually know them.
At last year's Brunch Village Farmerie made the fan-favorite Turkish Eggs. A regular menu item at Public (Aa 2016 Michelin Star recipient), the creamy eggs in a spicy sauce have haunted my dreams. So much so, that I decided to recreate the recipe at home. He also has a reputation for being one of the nicest , most easy-going , and humble chefs in the business. If you watch any food documentaries on Netflix, you know this is a rarity.
Chef Cailan's 2015 Sandwich Invitation Delight
As for Alvin, well, the man has made egg sandwiches sexy. Previously the midnight snack food of dads around America, it is now the must-have meal of glossy celebrities and foodies alike. (Sorry dad, Alvin beats you in the egg sandwich department. But your chocolate chip pancakes are still tops!)
Since Farmerie and Cailan brought two of the most interesting and delicious dishes last year we thought it would be fun to check in with them and get to know these chefs a bit better. From last meals to cooking playlists we've got it all.
Farmerie will be at OMGSmoked and Cailan will be cooking at Night Market.
Now head on over to Bakery Bingo to find out what Alvin has to say.
What chef are you most excited to meet or collaborate with?
It’s a big list of folks I want to catch up with: The Portland posse – Vitaly Paley, Adam Sappington, Andy Ricker, and Joannna Ware are all good friends so looking forward to seeing them, Greg Denton, and imports like Paul Kahan and Chris Cosentino along with the pork boys– Stephen Gerike, Jason Alley and Justin Brunson
Favorite place(s) to eat in Portland?Country Cat and Imperial are my mandatory meals every visit. I love Ox, chicken and rice from Nong's food truck (I once had it twice to fight off a hangover), and I want to go and try Kachka. Had a super fun time cooking with Gabe Rucker last year so I’ll also go grab a bite at Le Pigeon or Little Bird
Kachka's 2015 dish for Night Market
What is on your cooking playlist?Old and strangely diverse stuff like Johnny Cash, Beastie Boys, Jesus Lizard, John Spencer Blues Explosion, the Pogues, but also newer like bands like Avett brothers
What are the 3 ingredients you must always have on-hand?Aleppo chili, preserved lemon, maldon salt
Thanks to Brad, aleppo is a regular in my kitchen!