Spice Up Your Love Life

This Valentine’s Day, be sure to add hot chiles to your shopping list. These pods of passion can help you turn up the heat, both at the dinner table and in the bedroom.

More Spicy Recipes

Spiced up recipes for oysters, scallops, goat cheese, pork and more with delicious wine pairings
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Slow-Cooked Chinese Five-Spice Short Ribs

“This is a match made in heaven for those who love red wine with their spicy dishes.
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Lessons Learned and Loved

Book Review: “Mastering Cheese” by Max McCalman and David Gibbons

Get in the Mood with Food: the Kitchen is the New Bedroom

As is the truth with any aspect of diet, you have to eat well to have the energy and mentality of feeling sexy and empowered to seduce.
Chefs Studio: Blake Van Roekel, left, RobertReynolds, Kristen D. Murray and CourtneySproule.

For the Love of Food

Many Portlanders fall in love on the corner of S.E. 28th and Pine. Some even declare it love at first sight.
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White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Recipe by Chef Gus Martin of Palace Café in New Orleans

Honey and Garlic Glazed Sea Scallops

By Chef Matthew Nesel of The Bay House in Lincoln City

Bolt Out of the Blue

Blue cheese strikes a balance between pungent and palatable

A Bite, A Sip, Amour

Splurge on food and wine that speak the language of love

Kentucky Butter Cake

A buttery pound cake without frosting that travels well.

Twice-Baked Hazelnut-Encrusted Goat Cheese Soufflé

A lovely appetizer or light vegetarian entrée, served on a bed of lightly dressed field greens.

Counterculture Cuisine

Taste ‘Bohème’ with this field guide to eating on the edge

Pan-Roasted Quail with Tomato Confit

Quail is quick to cook, it pairs with lots of different flavors, it’s relatively inexpensive, and it’s not gamey like duck.

Smack Slab in the Middle

In the heart of France, cheese is central and satisfying

Get a Taste of This Place

MetroVino prepares to opens its doors in Portland’s Pearl

Stuffed Rotisserie Pork Roast

Flavorful pork roast with Pinot Noir marinade.

Halibut en Cartoccio with Artichoke and Asparagus

Nothing signals the onset of spring like steamed halibut, artichokes and asparagus.

Time-Honored, Tasty

Savor the age-old cheeses of Southern France

Party Politics

A McMinnville Meet-the-Mayor event features fine wine, classy cuisine and spirited sociability
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