A FOOD LOVER’S TREK Archive

  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 18

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 18

    By Larry Levine – Any time you come back from a 22-day vacation at the exact weight at which you left, that part of the trip is a success, especially when one purpose of the trip was to write about great food and meals you discovered along the way. Well, I made it. I stepped […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 17

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 17

    By Larry Levine Sally Tanner and Pat Hofstetter are two women of extraordinary accomplishment. Now in their 80s, they will be spending the first half of next week fishing for salmon on the Rogue River in Oregon. Sally is a former member of the California State Assembly. She represented a district in the San Gabriel […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 16

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 16

    By Larry Levine Jennifer and I once stood in the center of Union Square in San Francisco and couldn’t see a Starbuck’s Coffee shop in any direction. I phoned my son John, who used to work at Starbuck’s headquarters in Seattle, and said, “I’m standing on the only spot on earth from which you can’t […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 15

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 15

    By Larry Levine It was an act borne of utter desperation. I asked the young woman who checked us into the Holiday Inn Express in Grants Pass Oregon for the best restaurant in town. She immediately answered, “Taprock Northwest Grill, on 6th near the river.” “What about Rivers Edge?” I asked. It was a place […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 14 – 7/26/10

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 14 – 7/26/10

    By Larry Levine If every neighborhood had a fish market like the one Jim Oswalt runs in Issaquah Washington the U.S. would be a healthier nation because more people would eat more fish on a regular basis. Issaquah is about 20 minutes southeast of Seattle Washington. It’s where our son John and daughter-in-law Julie live […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 13

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 13

    By Larry Levine – I don’t know of a better town for oysters than Seattle. It’s not that there aren’t good oysters in other places. Gulf coast oysters were excellent before the oil spill. Now, we’ll have to wait and see. I first tasted them at Acme Seafood in New Orleans, for my money the […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK  – Chapter 12

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 12

    By Larry Levine – It’s probably the silliest thing I’ve seen on this entire trip. But tonight I picked up a brochure for Chez World Cooking School – Fairbank’s Newest Attraction. I did this on the way back from a dinner of over-cooked, tough Alaskan halibut. On the train from Denali to Fairbanks we had […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 11

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 11

    By Larry Levine –  Denali Natural Park and Reserve is not about food. There are no edible fish in the local rivers and streams, which are largely fed by glaciers that carry too much sediment into the water. The local growing season lasts only about 100 days. The nearest “town” from which meat, fish and […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 10

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 10

    By Larry Levine – There is no one home in Dixie tonight. They are all up here with us in Denali National Park in Alaska. They come from Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Texas and just about everywhere else that people speak southern. Funny thing is when we did a Panama Canal cruise 19 months […]

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  • A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 9

    A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 9

    By Larry Levine – “Alaskans like to eat.” So spoke Anna, the driver who steered our bus from Anchorage to Talkeetna this afternoon after I asked if we should eat at the Lodge or go into town. Town in this case is 500 people and the shuttle from the Lodge stops running at 8 p.m. […]

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