PDX Food Stories is a bi-weekly podcast for the food nerds, the restaurant geeks, and the farmers markets fanatics. 

Episode 3 Jenn Louis

Episode 3 Jenn Louis


Two-time James Beard Award Semifinalist, 2012 Food and Wine Best New Chef, and Top Chef Masters Contestant are just a few titles associated with Chef Jenn Louis. She recently published the "Book of Greens" AND transitioned her popular restaurant Lincoln, in NE Portland, into Ray, and Israeli eatery. Jenn discusses going from constant to judge in the world of competitive reality cooking shows and shares her advice to young chefs looking to get in the game. She also discusses writing cookbooks, gardening, and where you can find her when she isn’t in the working.

Sarah and Dirk Marshall kick around ideas for preserving and eating Padron peppers, which are coming into bounty at the Farmers Market. A typical Spanish Tapas sees the mild green pepper charred slightly and sprinkled with finishing salt. Dirk offers several ideas from local restaurants including Park Kitchen, La Mould, and Holdfast Dining for turning up the heat on this summer favorite. 

Show Notes

Ray (Restaurant)

The Book of Greens

Pasta by Hand

Ken's Noodle House

Viridian Farms


Padron Peppers (basic recipe for cooking)

Jacobsen Sea Salt

Park Kitchen

Nicoise Salad

Hold Fast

La Moule


Episode 4 Sarah Masoni

Episode 4 Sarah Masoni

Episode 2 Lindsay Strannigan

Episode 2 Lindsay Strannigan