A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 8

By Larry Levine – There are a hundred reasons or more why I’m glad I turned to the business of political campaigning some 40+ years ago. Many of those reasons have to do with the people I call colleagues in this business. And tonight that list it topped by Maggie... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 7

By Larry Levine – OK. Now we’re talkin’. This is what I came for – local seafood that could only be fresher if we dove to the bottom of the ocean to eat it. I should have listened to Jennifer in the first place. Not Jennifer, my wife, to whom. I listen all the time.... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 6

By Larry Levine – Once we finished taking our country away from the British 227 years ago, we set about the task of appropriating some of their ways and customs, which we then adapted to our own purposes and tastes and offered to the world our way. Two such... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 5

By Larry Levine –  I can’t get fresh springer (coho) salmon in Los Angeles fish markets and I can find it in restaurants only rarely. So, I probably should not complain that it was pink springer instead of white that I had for dinner tonight. It was still very... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 4

By Larry Levine – Where to start? The smoked heirloom tomato soup? The Saltspring Island clams and Mussels? The Petrale Sole? The fresh whole Dungeness crab? The locally-produced Nicole pinot gregio? We crossed the threshold today as we ferried from Seattle to... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 3

By Larry Levine – Ponder these: what makes some people out and out foodies while others eat simply for fuel, and why are so many people in the world of political campaigning devoted foodies? These questions ran through my mind today as we motored north from Salem... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 2

Chapter Two – July 10, 2010 – A FOOD LOVER’S TREK tracks the travels of Table Talk editor Larry Levine and his wife Jennifer as they make their way by auto, ferry, plane and train from Los Angeles to Fairbanks Alaska and back. A new chapter will be published every day... Read More

A FOOD LOVER’S TREK – Chapter 1

Chapter One – July 9, 2010 – A FOOD LOVER’S TREK tracks the travels of Table Talk editor Larry Levine and his wife Jennifer as they make their way by auto, ferry, plane and train from Los Angeles to Fairbanks Alaska and back. A new chapter will be published every day... Read More