Author Archives: Todd Templeman

About Todd Templeman

I am a product and fashion stylist in Portland OR. But more than that, I love to eat. I love what it makes me think about, or even see. I love that food brings family and friends to your door, or can be your best friend on a lonely night. I love all the aspects that surround great food, and my blog will contain a cross section of the food related happenings in my life and the world around me. Enjoy...

Yakitori

After cooking on chunked hardwood charcoal at my little brother’s in Bend I was hell bent on figuring out a charcoal solution for my extremely cramped back landing at my one bedroom apartment. I used some parts from my earthenware … Continue reading

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A Weekend In Pictures

This weekend I ventured to Bend to spend the weekend with my little brother and his wife. I love visiting the high desert, especially when the valley weather isn’t so good. For my bro and I it is simple, shoot … Continue reading

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Small Plate-itis

I think all these small plates are ruining me. Seems like so many of the great spots to eat in Portland have a plethora of small plates as well as entrees, which allows someone like me to make a dinner … Continue reading

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Fresh Eggs

The other day I used the last of the recent batch of just laid eggs that my friend Gail hooked me up with. Fresh eggs from free range chickens taste dramatically better than your average store bought egg, and lend … Continue reading

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Meatball Sandwich at Lardo

Yesterday I had lunch at Lardo with some friends in the sunshine. I ordered the meatball sandwich with pickles and cilantro, and it was sooooo good! It is a vietnamese style sandwich with the veggies, cilantro and cock sauce mayo … Continue reading

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Outdoor Burger

Yesterday was so sunny and warm I just had to cook out side no matter what. I live in a second story walk up, with only a small front and back patio which is taken up mostly by my garden … Continue reading

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Just Laid Eggs

Not long ago I was working a location shoot that happened to be on my friend Gail Keller’s spread. Gail is the one that from time to time will gift me the precious eggs her hens lay. That day she … Continue reading

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Thomas Leithner

This last weekend I decided the Gruner Veltliner is my go to white for summer 012’! I have had this regularly of the last 2 weeks and it has shown itself strong before, during, and after dinner, with all sorts … Continue reading

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Lunch Lift Me Up

We had such a sunny and beautiful weekend in Portland, yet on saturday running errands and frustrations of force du jour had me down. I decided the only thing that could save me was a light spring lunch, so I … Continue reading

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Michael Crichton & Summer

As some know this is one of my favorite food, and product photographers that I would love to style for some day! His work always inspires me and makes me want to push, today I was in need of that … Continue reading

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