The GM & I are off to Portland today. Coincidentally, the ever perky Rachel Ray was profiling Portland when we turned on the television last night. We only saw half the show (more than enough for me, thanks) but she featured two of the three Portland places I had ever had any contact with, McMinamin's Edgefield where I stayed during a Chef's Collaborative conference, and Higgins, whose owner Greg Higgins I have met at various conferences and workshops throughout the years.
I cooked the first of the hams from our most recent pig last night. I almost don't want to leave town because I love ham so much.
After we return I'll get a full pig post up complete with photos.
And speaking of ham and leaving town, I should rouse the GM so we can be on our way sometime today.