On today’s show, our guest is Edward Lee, author of the book Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef's Journey to Discover America's New Melting-Pot Cuisine, in conversation with Liz Crain, author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland.
In Buttermilk Graffiti, Edward reports back from two years traveling the U.S., in search of a multi-cultural cornucopia of great food and great cooks. He’s also the author of the 2013 book Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen, and the chef/owner of the restaurants 610 Magnolia, MilkWood, and Whiskey Dry in Louisville, Kentucky; and culinary director of Succotash in Washington D.C. and National Harbor, Maryland. Edward earned an Emmy nomination for his role in the series The Mind of a Chef, and recently wrote and hosted the feature documentary Fermented.
In addition to Food Lover’s Guide to Portland, Liz Crain co-authored the books Toro Bravo: Stories. Recipes. No Bull; Hello! My Name Is Tasty: Global Diner Favorites from Portland's Tasty Restaurants; and, Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis. She’s also the editor of True Portland: The Unofficial Guide for Creative People from Hawthorne Books. And Liz co-organizes the annual Portland Fermentation Festival.
Let’s join Edward and Liz, as they talk about Buttermilk Graffiti, and their mutual love for food and the people who prepare it.
Author photo courtesy of Sara Babcock