Simple Quality

Simple ingredients of the highest quality done to perfection. People who have read my blog will see a very common theme: food, travel and family. What might be lost in my messages is that there are a lot of crossover opportunities and experiences that relate to or can be applied to good dentistry and patient… Read More

Providence Bridge Ride 2014

Sunday was the 19th annual Providence Bridge Pedal Ride in Portland and you couldn’t have asked for a better morning. The ride was 18,000 strong with the Healthy ‘n Fit pediatric weight management program this year being the beneficiary. Healthy ‘n Fit is an 8-week weight management program designed for young people ages 8 to… Read More

Good Food, Good Dentistry?

Does good food make for good dentistry? My staff bristles whenever I compare a dental practice to a good restaurant, but I will stand by my belief that there are more similarities  than differences. My first consideration is the chef, who like the doctor in the practice, sets the standard of the quality of the… Read More

Food Passion

PASSION – a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something The term PASSION has almost become a cliche, an easy buzzword to convey a feeling without really experiencing or expressing the meaning. Because of this it is amazing and refreshing when you get to experience the presence of someone that… Read More

John and Caprial … Oh my!

Cook’s Pots & Tabletops really provided a great class this evening with John and Caprial Pence bringing a taste of Spain to Eugene. I have attended a few cooking classes and I have to say that this is one of the best in all regards. The instruction was great and the food was even better.… Read More

A Special Night of Tuscan Wines From Podere Ciona

Keith Ellis from Cook’s Pots and Tabletops teamed up with Italian wine maker Lorenzo Gatteschi to present an outstanding evening of food and wine from the Tuscan Region of Italy, and his wine Podere Ciona. The focus of the evening was to provide properly paired food with the unique wines of the region. Lorenzo spoke… Read More

Then … A Night in Sicily Class

Judy Witts Francini … Food Writer, Market Maven, Cooking Teacher, Culinary Guide, Italian Life Coach … The Divina Cucina, rolled it back out for an amazing second night of cooking at Cook’s Pots and Tabletops, and did a “Night in Sicily  Class”. This was the night following her class “A Night In Tuscany”, which was… Read More

A Night in Tuscany Class

The menu was “Over a Tuscan Stove” taught by Judy Witts-Francini at Cooks Pots & Tabletops. The class was well paced, informative and definitely entertaining, as well as delicious. The beauty of the class was that it was all food that you could easily make at home for family or company. As Judy said, it… Read More

Cold Weather Comfort Food

With an almost full moon on a clear Monday night and the temperature hovering around 38, it was a perfect night to take the easy option for a warm and satisfying dinner at Toshis Ramen. Ramen is becoming a new comfort food with culinary efforts elevating it way beyond the Top Ramen that many of… Read More

Eat Yourself Well?

“The Mediterranean Diet has been shown to ward off heart attack and stroke. About 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and deaths from heart disease can be prevented in people at high risk if they switch to a Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, beans, fish, fruits and vegetables, and even drink wine with… Read More