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Liz Crain

Author’s Note

Liz Crain

Author of Food Lover's Guide to Portland

<p>Mark Bittman in conversation at Powell’s City of Books for his How to Cook Everything Fast.</p>

Mark Bittman in conversation at Powell’s City of Books for his How to Cook Everything Fast.

Liz Crain In Conversation with Mark Bittman and Dana Cowin at Powell's Books

Posted by Liz Crain on 14 Jan 2015

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I’ve been writing about food and drink in Portland since 2003 and apparently ten is the lucky number because 2013 forward has been incredible to me. I coauthored Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull. with chef John Gorham in fall 2013 with McSweeney’s, authored the second edition of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland in fall 2014 with Hawthorne and immediately following the launch of that I got to host author and longtime New York Times writer Mark Bittman and longtime Food & Wine Magazine Editor-in-chief Dana Cowin at my favorite bookseller Powell’s Books for their respective new cookbooks: How to Cook Everything Fast and Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen. Added bonus: I got to swig from my lucky flask with both of them. A decade of doing it to it has proved quite fruitful. And it’s nice to fill my flask now with Bulleit Rye as opposed to Seagram’s. Yeah, life is looking up.

I recorded the audio of both for anyone who couldn’t make the book events because both authors are so charming and insightful. So that’s my gift to you. Standout from the Bittman audio: I make a joke about him and prostitutes mid-way through. Standout from the Cowin audio: We laugh about drinking from my flask and field a couple questions/comments from Marius Pop of Nuvrei.

Mark Bittman In Conversation with Liz Crain at Powell’s Books LISTEN HERE
Dana Cowin In Conversation with Liz Crain at Powell’s Books LISTEN HERE

I’m posting a few photos from both events and I have to say that I’m very happy that Food Lover’s Guide to Portland looks so pretty with both books. A very colorful and charming crew. Cheers to bright, bold colors and bright, bold living in 2015!

Mr. Bittman’s book plus my favorite bookseller in the world.

His flour sack towel gift to me, which I promptly used as a skirt.

My lucky Loly-made flask, which I filled with Bulleit Rye for the events.

Dana and I after the book event.

Say what?

Match made in Heaven.

Dana signing copies of Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen.

I adore Food Lover’s Guide to Portland! Bittman and Cowin must be added to my list. What a fun post.

Corinne from Portland, OR on 27 Jan 2015

Well?

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