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About Heather

Heather Arndt Anderson is a Portland, Oregon-based food writer and culinary historian. She is the author of Portland: A Food Biography (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), Breakfast: A History (AltaMira, 2013) and a contributing writer to the magazines Narratively and Remedy Quarterly.

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Portland: A Food Biography

Get your signed copy of Portland: A Food Biography   “Drawn out in glorious detail in Arndt Anderson’s loving biography of her hometown, she offers the conclusion evident to fellow natives and transplants alike: ‘Portland is a gustatory wonderland.’ Finally, we … Continue reading

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Persimmon Bread

This post has been coming for awhile, particularly considering persimmons aren’t even in season anymore. But if one were especially diligent, one would have a fair stockpile of persimmon jelly just languishing in the freezer. As luck would have it, … Continue reading

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Toddy Marmalade

I haven’t tried this recipe, but boiling the rinds in a few changes of water reduced the pectin along with the bitterness, which is why Mr. Bradley recommends adding the high-pectin pulp of Golden Pippins (apples) back in. By the … Continue reading

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Shakshouka: or, What to Have Instead of Brain Cakes

From Phillis Browne’s The Dictionary of Dainty Breakfasts (London: Cassell, 1899). Warning: this recipe may be a bit cloying. According to Phillis Browne (the nom-de-plume of 19th-century sports journalist Arthur Gay Payne), breakfast should consist of the following: a) a … Continue reading

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What Shall We Have to Eat?

I won’t bother with the excuses, but yes, I’ve been away a long time.  The gist: my first book, Breakfast: A History is complete and will be published in May, and I’ve got a couple more irons in the fire … Continue reading

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