“The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local” by Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein

The Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a LocalThe Portlandia Cookbook: Cook Like a Local by Fred Armisen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Do you cook like a local? Do you use organic free-range homegrown chicken? No? Why, then, you are either missing out on a delicacy or avoiding a chicken-based cult located on the West Coast.


Based off the popular television show, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, with the help of Jonathan Krisel, bring you the official companion to Portlandia. That’s right, folks – it’s The Portlandia Cookbook. Not only is the chicken in the recipes woodland-raised, heritage breed that has been feed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy, and hazelnuts, but the recipes themselves are inspired by the show and altogether make for an excellent cookbook (assuming you are a fan of the show, that is).

There are five categories that you can find your selection: small plates, main courses, desserts, drinks, and brunch. That’s right…brunch. Each page is decorated with special touches from Fred and Carrie, and brings the television show to life. Being a Portlander myself, I can attest that not only is the show an accurate portrayal of the city, but the recipes are precisely what could be found at a locally owned and operated joint. Bon appetite!

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