Tag: foodie

Waffles, ice cream, soup, pizza, beer, chocolate + sourdough on Portland’s Epicurean Walking Tour.

Waffles, ice cream, soup, pizza, beer, chocolate + sourdough on Portland’s Epicurean Walking Tour.

My week in Portland is finishing up. I’ve had the best time. Here is the film of what we have done, eaten, seen and visited all week. For my last day in Portland, I was booked into the Portland Walking Tour: Epicurean Excursion. We were […]

Forktown Food Tours + grilled peanut butter and marionberry jam sandwiches.

Forktown Food Tours + grilled peanut butter and marionberry jam sandwiches.

What to do in Portland except brunch. I was heading into the city for my Forktown Foodie Tour this afternoon, and thought I’d try a downtown brunch location as I was over that way anyway. Skylar recommended Mothers, a Portland favourite.   I looked it […]

Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, feeding squirrels + sad teddy bears.

Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto, feeding squirrels + sad teddy bears.

Berkeley is known as the home of ‘California Cuisine’, largely due to the pioneering of the Slow Food Movement in the USA by Alice Waters, who has run Chez Panisse in downtown’s ‘Gourmet Ghetto’ since 1971. Read about and watch my experience at Chez Panisse […]

Of house-smoked pastrami and toasted celery seed vodka.

Of house-smoked pastrami and toasted celery seed vodka.

The pastrami. Reading review after review, I was continually confronted with raving fans of Saul’s house-smoked, spice rubbed pastrami. So off we set on a 30 minute stroll into Berkeley’s ‘Gourmet Ghetto‘, an area of Northern Berkeley in which the ‘pursuit of quality is absolutely […]

Sonoma County Cheese Trail.

Sonoma County Cheese Trail.

Known as ‘the heart of artisan cheese-making country’, it’s been called the Normandy of Northern California. Artisan cheesemaking is experiencing a resurgence, and the Marin and Sonoma counties are home to the largest concentration of artisan cheesemakers in California. 22,000 acres of land are dedicated […]


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