Can You Trust a Chef to Write About Food?


Food & Drink
Chefs can be great food writers: They certainly know the product, the players and the trade. If they’ve got a way with words, they can be a joy to read. But chefs don’t—can’t—have objectivity. They have allies and enemies. They owe favors. They too often see things through the lens of their own career.Or so it seems to me.Which is why something in a Portland Mercury blog post caught ...   More
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Martin Cizmar

DISH: Roger Porter Joins Food Dude at Portland Food and Drink

Food & Drink
Recently booted Oregonian food critic Roger Porter hasn't wasted any time finding himself a seat at a new dinner table. Food Dude, the shadowy diner behind longtime local food website Portland Food and Drink told us that Porter will start writing for the site this month. "He'll be writing reviews at first, and whatever strikes his fancy as time goes on," the Dude explained. He also mentioned that ...   More
Friday, September 3, 2010 KELLY CLARKE

Roger Porter Booted from The Oregonian

Roger Porter, the dean of restaurant reviewers in this city, was told recently that his services are no longer needed by The Oregonian. For three decades, Porter has been chronicling the growth of the food scene in Portland. For 18 years, he reviewed restaurants for WW, only to leave in 2006 to write for The O. Porter was an omnivore but had a particular fondness for Jewish delis and French food. ...   More
Monday, August 9, 2010 MARK ZUSMAN


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