Monday, Aug 19, 2013
On Sunday, James Beard Foundation award winner, Joe Yonan, Food and Travel editor of The Washington Post, stopped by Rosemont Produce Company on Commercial Street in Portland to promote his new cookbook, "Eat Your Vegetables." The book event — arranged by Rosemont Produce Company and Rabelais Fine Books on Food and Wine of Biddeford — gave Yonan a chance to meet fans and later to dine at Eventide Oyster Co. (former site of Rabelais before its move from Portland to Biddeford).
Asked about Portland's recognition by top food writers, Yonan told The Sun, "I think Portland attracts attention as a food town because the cooking has an honesty and purity about it that shines through. There's plenty of creativity, but it doesn't feel gimmicky, at least not to my sometimes-cynical eye. Obviously, the raw materials — the farm-fresh produce and the sparkling seafood — have something to do with it, too."