Quick bites about the best that Oregon has to offer

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes is a blog about Oregon's fresh farm foods and those who produce and enjoy them. It is inspired by Oregon Chef and first ever TV cooking show host James Beard's teachings about the importance of cooking seasonally and simply, and sourcing fresh local foods and products from small local businesses, farms, fisheries, dairies, ranches and farmers markets.
With spring comes a welcome surge in the appearance of delicious and unique tender mustard greens at farmers markets across Oregon.
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North Oregon Coast food producers are serving up not just delicious local foods, but community wellness. When you buy and eat local, you're helping...
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Celebrate the new year with warm Oregon grown apple desserts. Try a new apple recipe whether for the more experienced home cook, Apple Kugelhopf,...
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This year create an All-Oregon charcuterie platter for holiday entertaining while supporting local foods!
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Make something different this year, James Beard's Walnut Roll! An inspired holiday dessert that's not just a recipe, it's a story.
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As Oregon's state fruit, Pears play an essential role in our state's agriculture and cuisine. The stone fruit is a staple of the fall season and is...
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Oregon boasts an ideal climate for growing some of the world’s highest quality hazelnuts and brings the farm fresh flavor of its power packed...
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A new blog inspired by Oregonian James Beard's seasonal approach to shopping, cooking and eating local in Oregon.
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