First, throw away your pick-an-egg, pick-a-toast idea of brunch. Next, reconsider what to eat (and drink) every hour of the day. That was the plan with Portland chef John Gorham’s Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder. Now Hello! My Name Is Tasty! is going to heat up your home kitchen with these satisfy-all-cravings global diner favorites like Bim Bop Bacon and Eggs and Monk’s Carolina Cheesesteak. The food has strong roots in the American Southeast, where Gorham earned his culinary stripes but tastes from Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America also have a strong standing. Welcome to the ever-expanding world of John Gorham’s appetites. If you get thirsty, stir up something adventurous like a Dim Summore Bloody Mary or a Grown-Ass Milkshake.
LIZ CRAIN is a longtime writer on Pacific Northwest food and drink, the coauthor of the Toro Bravo cookbook, and author of Food Lover’s Guide to Portland and Grow Your Own: Understanding, Cultivating, and Enjoying Cannabis. She is a cofounder of the annual Portland Fermentation Festival and is an editor and publicity director at Hawthorne Books in Portland.
JOHN GORHAM is the owner and chef of Tasty n Sons, Tasty n Alder, Toro Bravo, Mediterranean Exploration Company, Plaza del Toro, Shalom Y’all, and BYH Burgers--all located in Portland, Oregon. A “chef of the people,” Gorham celebrates a range of global cuisines at his influential restaurants. He is also the coauthor of the Toro Bravo cookbook.
DAVID REAMER is a Portland-based food photographer whose photography has been featured in GQ, Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, Sunset, Portland Monthly, and Bon Appetit.
—O, The Oprah Magazine
"Brunch at home is entirely underrated: there’s no wait, it’s a heck of a lot cheaper, and it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Learn the art of the home brunch from Portland chef John Gorham, whose celebrated restaurants, Tasty ‘n Sons and Tasty ‘n Alder, serve up a fresh take on brunch dishes with global influences"
"[Hello! My Name is Tasty] ushers home cooking into a new echelon…this collection sizzles with possibility "
"It’s a winner for home cooks who feel like pancakes and eggs one day, charcuterie and cocktails the next."
"While Portland, Oregon, restaurateur Gorham’s chain of restaurants honors Pacific Northwest culinary traditions, he combines that cooking with what he considers the finest of southern cooking. His dishes gleefully mix these continentally opposite schools of taste for a mash-up that keeps customers piling in."
“[This ]high-quality, well-designed cookbook practically beg[s] you to re-create restaurant favorites at home"
“Pick up a copy of “Hello! My Name is Tasty,”… and watch as friends and family recreate the line-ups for brunch at John Gorham’s Tasty n Alder and Tasty n Sons.”
“In the … Hello! My Name Is Tasty cookbook, Gorham and local food writer Liz Crain memorialize the restaurant’s coveted brunch recipes, which still inspire hour-long waits, even midweek.”
“I’ve been long awaiting this book as Tasty n Alder is hands down one of my favorite restaurants in Portland.”
—The Balanced Life
“Armed with these easy recipes, brunch at home becomes deliciously doable.”
—The Mercury News
“The 'Tasty' cookbook will make you want to clear your next few Sundays and start experimenting with some serious brunch fare.”
“When I look through this book, the thought bubble above my head shows me frolicking (I haven't frolicked in years) through a field of wild flowers counting the ways I love it. Gorgeous photographs, the best straight up must make and eat food ever, spectacular content including historical tidbits and so much more. These folks rocked this book.”
—Eat Your Books
"[A book] we love this fall."
—Sweet Paul Magazine
“It’s high time to disrupt my own brunch routine.”
“The new brunch darling.”
—Bucks Local News
“…this cookbook hits the ground running with soulful dishes for every time of day.”
—Oregon Public Broadcasting
“[Part of] the 2017 author lineup for Wordstock.”
“…[a] unique spin on authentic comfort food, whether it's inspired by his travels to Spain or Israel or the American Southeast.”
“The latest from Portland’s brunch impresario and uber-author Liz Crain is a testament to the hard work that goes into every element of the dishes at Gorham’s Tasty n Sons and Tasty n Alder restaurants.”
"Each dish leaves you satisfied."
—Confetti Travel Cafe
"The presentation is both poppy and classic, and the text, written with culinary advocate and food writer Liz Crain, is affable and accessible."
"...this isn’t an ordinary cookbook—it comes with plenty of photos from Gorham’s inspirational cross-country road trip, as well as recipes that are extremely easy to follow, perfect for those of us that need a little hand-holding"
"These recipes will satisfy your cravings from morning to late night."
—Powell's, Picks of the Season