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James Beard

Updated on March 2, 2015

Oregon pride

James Beard was most active in Portland when I was a young child so I don't remember ever meeting him or eating in his restaurants.

I do remember everyone deferring to him as setting the standard for dishes and menus. He was The Master.

In our family if he recommended a particular technique of preparation or cooking there was no other way. His home in Gearhard on the Oregon coast was a pilgrimage for one visiting aunt.

As he became famous in New York and other places of status I always felt hometown pride.

Cooking Courses

Here is another Oregon connection: I have great fun hosting Greek cooking workshops on the Greek island of Paros. From one day in an active taverna kitchen to multi-days including wild herb gathering and buying fish off the boat it is a true Greek cooking experience.

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      KimGiancaterino 9 years ago

      Welcome to Culinary Favorites From A to Z.