quote Posted by chris on Jul 22nd, 2011 1 comment

One day we’re going to find you nodding out in an alley somewhere with a rubber band around your arm and a handful of cake in your fist.

—Jill, after discovering the tonnage of desserts I consume. Highly unlikely scenario. No way would I have a handful of cake leftover.

before & after

Dark Chocolate Cherry Cupcake

Posted by chris on Jul 19th, 2011 1 comment


From Crema in southeast Portland, Oregon

Not pictured: tiny half-bite-size shortbread cookies from Alienman, who enjoys subtle dessert flavors that feature hints of sugar notes. I don’t play that shit. When you do as many desserts as I do, you quickly build up a tolerance. Only the darkest, boldest, raw and uncut confections will bring about the satisfaction that you crave.

But I will give her props. Last night, we got caked up at Cassidy’s with a flourless chocolate cake topped with mint ice cream. And a side of strawberry crème brûlée… You heard me.

Done

before & after

Red Velvet Cupcake

Posted by chris on Jun 7th, 2011 add a comment


From Crema in southeast Portland, Oregon

A productive day: healthy lunch, 3 cups of french press coffee, red velvet cupcake and some design work from Crema Bakery with the company of Alienman & Zachary. Shout out to Amanda, who joined us for lunch, but bailed back to the office before the caffeine & sugar overload. What a healthy, responsible, professional, modern working woman chump.

Done

Previously on Cut & Taste

miscellaneous

Late night chicken exchange

Posted by chris on May 17th, 2011 add a comment

Around midnight on Twitter…

  • Dorinda: Holy god. This herbed, butter-roasted chicken would make anorexic vegetarians say, “Well, just for tonight.”
  • Will: that sounds like it might be pretty good.
  • Dorinda: @Will: Hey, uh… chicken?
  • Chris: [butting in] What’s a man gotta do to get a damn chicken invite?
  • Dorinda: Well, muh’fuqqr, the squeaky complainer gets the lube. Or something. Whatevs. Come over.
  • Chris: I will only eat chickens that were cooked with me in mind. Second-hand chicken? Who you thank this is?
  • Dorinda: Oh, believe me, when I’m trussing this chicken and shoving it into a hot, confined oven, I’m thinking of you.

quote Posted by chris on Feb 28th, 2011 add a comment

When I drink wine and then drink coffee it’s like an internal battle in my head.

—Doug, realizing after dinner that he has to order coffee and work that night.

review

The other office

Posted by chris on Feb 23rd, 2011 2 comments


Working at Cloud Seven Cafe in northwest Portland, OR (again)

My buddy Will just told me he spent $400 at Cloud Seven Cafe last year, according to his accounting at Mint. (It should be noted that Cloud Seven didn’t even exist until July 2010.) I’ve had the good sense to always pay with cash so I can live in blissful, untracked ignorance. I’m off the grid, baby.

Considering I’m there with him all the time, I don’t know if I should be more worried about the amount of money I’m spending or the amount of caffeine I’m consuming. Obviously at the end of this road is a bleak future as a penniless junkie who wanders the streets, disheveled and in disarray, holding a coffee mug that’s long been fused to my shaking fingers.

So anyway, they make good coffee.

miscellaneous

Concise.

Posted by chris on Feb 2nd, 2011 add a comment

My friend Brian picks me up from the airport. Once I get in the car, he says:

  • Brian: Want to get some food?
  • Chris: Yeah. What were you thinking?
  • Brian: Quantity.

before & after

Dark Chocolate Fondue

Posted by chris on Jan 23rd, 2011 4 comments


From Sonoma Chicken Coop in Campbell, CA

Dark chocolate fondue with orange, strawberry, banana, pound cake, rice krispies treat, marshmallow and vanilla ice cream.

Done

miscellaneous

Some awesome

Posted by chris on Jan 11th, 2011 1 comment

The other night, I got a call from my friend Corey, inviting me to Will’s to join them and “cook a bunch of awesome shit.” So Corey, Courtenay and I walked over to Will’s and we cooked a bunch of awesome shit.

For those who aren’t familiar with the official definition, “awesome shit” refers to: wild Alaskan king salmon, shrimp and the not pictured: kale, asparagus, mashed potatoes, lamb and artichoke pesto.

quote Posted by chris on Nov 30th, 2010 add a comment

This is pleasant. I wish I had a warm tray of stuffing on my lap at all times.

—Amanda, while sitting in the backseat of a car, transporting Thanksgiving dinner to the hosts’ home. We hope you all had a great holiday, too!