From Portland’s Palate, A Collection of Recipes from the City of Roses is a compilation of recipes from The Junior League of Portland, Oregon. Some recipes showcase Pacific Northwest ingredients (Northwest Salmon Cakes with Mustard Sauce, Dungeness Crab Fondue, Blackberry-Apple Crunch) while other recipes are more global (Far East Noodles, Cilantro Chicken, Turkish Swordfish). My favorite recipe in the book is Grilled Citrus Salmon. I’ve made this delicious salmon many times and it’s always a crowd-pleaser.
The Table of Contents includes: Appetizers & Beverages; Salads & Dressings; Breads & Muffins; Soups & Sandwiches; Vegetables & Side Dishes; Eggs, Cheese & Pasta; Beef, Pork & Lamb; Poultry & Game; Seafoods & Sauces; Cakes & Pastries. While there aren’t any food photographs gracing the pages of the cookbook, there are pretty watercolor illustrations of some Portland landmarks and scenery. This cookbook would make a great gift for someone who lives in the Pacific NW, has visited the area or just wants a good, solid cookbook.