Hello! My Name Is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland’s Tasty Restaurants
This cookbook will make you want to go on a roadtrip – not following the author and chef, John Gorham, on his epic journey of taste across the East Coast and South – but to Portland, to Gorham’s Tasty restaurants themselves! Barring that, this new cookbook is the next best thing. It’s full of amazing recipes, beautifully photographed, that appeal to every appetite. You get a sense that Gorham’s philosophy is comfort food – diner classics such as pancakes or sandwiches – taken gourmet. Recipes cover the gamut, from Cincinnati Spaghetti to Korean Fried Chicken with Kimchi, and include drinks and brunch favorites; if food is delicious and comforting, Gorham wants to share it with you. The writing is fun, upbeat, and natural, and it encourages readers to experiment with recipes and flavors, mixing and matching just as Gorham does – in fact, most of the condiment recipes encourage you to make a big batch for other uses, which is deliciously sound advice. Try the Confit Tomatoes and you will wish you had a whole refrigerator full of these little gems. Layers of flavor build and reinforce each other, in each dish and throughout the book. Very Tasty!
John Gorham • Liz Crain