Addictive Sichuan Peanuts

These snack nuts are deceptively simple to make. Start with one of those giant cans of salted roasted peanuts like they sell at Winco or Cash & Carry, then toast them back up in a warm pan with a tiny bit of oil to help […]

The (Head) Cheese Stands Alone

I had quite the adventure when I realized that the bag of pork skin I’d pulled from the freezer was actually a whole deboned pig’s head. Got quite a bit of action out of that guy. I ended up making my first guanciale AND my […]

Taco Salad

I have a bad habit of overfilling my tortilla when making burritos, so this new tortilla boat trick I’ve discovered is really helping me out a lot. As long as you have a smallish pan and biggish tortillas, you’re laughing! This one is filled with […]

Autumny Stuff

AN AUTUMNAL FEAST for dinner: pumpkin risotto (homegrown New England sugar pumpkin) cooked in smoked guinea hen stock with Misty Mountain lobster mushrooms and chanterelles (friends of @nicky.usa, will be at Wild About Game!), bacon, toasted pepitas and fried sage from the garden. Second shot: […]

A Brief History of Tuna Casserole

I wrote a spirited defense (and history) of tuna casserole for Taste. Check it out!

Yours in Booze

I chatted about Portland’s boozy past in the Mercury.

Charcuterie for Her

Protip: if you don't have a "tight-fitting ham net" like the @olympiaprovisions cookbook says to use, a fishnet stocking will do the trick. #macgyver #charcuterieforher #coppa #sexy A post shared by heatherarndtanderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Apr 22, 2017 at 1:47pm PDT

Every Day is a Challahday

Made dozens of challah buns today: these are stuffed with ham, Swiss/cheddar, and pickle mustard, and there's a big batch stuffed with pepper jack and homemade kimchi. #dinnertonight #ambaking #notkosher #notglutenfree #notvegan #everydayisachallahday #culturalappropriation #sacrilicous . . . . #f52grams #bareaders #challah #foodandwine #instafood A […]

Hotel Dining Makes a Comeback in Portland

I wrote a thing for Eater on the history of hotel dining in Portland, and the new joints opening in the old hotel restaurants.  

Teeny chocolate chip banana breads

The inaugural bake in my new mini-loaf pan: chocolate chip banana bread! Cuts the baking time by half, and they're cute as heck (and perfect for sharing). #ambaking #bananabread #cutefood A post shared by heatherarndtanderson (@heatherarndtanderson) on Apr 19, 2017 at 1:35pm PDT