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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Written on January 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm, by

March Madness. I know you don’t expect this site to have any sports references, but I confess.  I love basketball. I became an addict in college. My university team always landed in the NIT championship — better known as “Not In Tourney” — but everyone on campus believed one day we’d make it to the  Continue Reading »

Meet Scott Ketterman of Crown Paella

Written on January 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm, by

You already know Scott Ketterman; you just haven’t met his giant paella yet. The talented chef has been a familiar face around town, heading up the kitchen at Portland dining hall Simpatica for four years (and cooking everywhere from Paley’s Place to working behind the counter at Viande Meats before that). Now, he and his  Continue Reading »

TABLE TALK: Eating Local, Eating Global

Written on January 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm, by

P&P Note: One of my favorite parts of a Plate & Pitchfork dinner has nothing to do with what is on the plates. After a glass of local wine or three it’s the far-flung conversations and debates that I get in to with my tablemates, who also always seem to end up being some of  Continue Reading »

Cheats & Fakes: Baking Bread on a Cold Winter Day

Written on January 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm, by

Note: The P&P Almanac knows that our readers are busy people. So we’ve been compiling random bits of helpful information designed to help you cheat and fake your way through everyday kitchen tasks and make life a bit more delicious. If you reside in the Pacific Northwest and have ever attempted to bake bread at  Continue Reading »

What to Eat, What to Plant: January, 2012

Written on January 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm, by

It’s January, which isn’t exactly peak produce season in the Northwest. The good news is that there are some seasonal gems to be had at this time of year (i.e. black truffles!). For your convenience, we’ve compiled a short list of what to eat and what to plant for January, 2012. For further inspiration, we’ve  Continue Reading »

Behind the Scenes

Written on January 18, 2012 at 9:48 pm, by

Champoeg Farm in St. Paul, Oregon Outdoor dining room full of Plate & Pitchfork guests Farm flower arrangements by Catherine Anderson Chef Justin Woodward, Castagna Restaraunt Chef Adam Sappington, Country Cat Dinnerhouse and Bar Jackie Sappington, Adam’s wife and Biscuit Baker Extraordinaire Erika Polmar, Plate & Pitchfork’s founder and fearless leader Heinrich, Champoeg Farm’s resident  Continue Reading »