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Karen Brooks by Stuart Mullenberg

Karen Brooks is the author of eight food and pop culture books and former “most scooptastic” Oregonian food writer. She is currently the restaurant critic and dining editor of Portland Monthly magazine.

Teri Gelber is a James Beard award-winning food writer living in Portland, Oregon.

Gideon Bosker is a writer and photographer who lives in many places, including Portland, Oregon. With Karen Brooks, he is the co-author of the cult classics Patio Daddy-O, Atomic Cocktails and Dude Food.

Win one of 10 copies of The Mighty Gastropolis, Portland: A Journey Through the Center of American's New Food Revolution by Karen Brooks with Gideon Bosker and Teri Gelber

Experience the real Portland, Oregon, an unorthodox city re-imagining America's food culture one do-it-yourself artisan food purveyor at a time.

Karen Brooks takes you into the kitchens, personal lives, and mindsets of the food geeks creating this "no rules food town." Praise from the big dogs of food media -- Bon Appetit, Saveur, Food and Wine and Food Network, and others -- turned Portland's rising star chefs into cult heroes. Now Brooks let's you get to know them as the cool kids they really are.


“Foie gras, grilled pigeon, and the tastiest fried egg sandwich around: It’s all here in Karen Brooks’s lively account of America’s new great food city. Oh, and there are 50 terrific recipes, too.”

-- James Oseland editor-in-chief of Saveur and author of Cradle of Flavor

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