They are ingredients, industries, currencies, and powerful metaphors. They were the motivation behind -and, quite often, provided the funding for- many of mankind’s excursions across the oceans, into the wilderness, past the limits of the known world.
They’re spices. Flavorings. Something you put on an otherwise unappealing slab of gruel to transform it…a mundane source of energy becoming a piece of culinary art.
On the next installment of Outlook Portland, (Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV), we’ll talk to the folks behind two of the Rose City’s most delectable exports:
The flagship product of the Secret Aardvark Trading Company, Secret Aardvark Habanero Hot Sauce was created by a man whose legacy looms large over Portland…Mr. Scott Moritz. Scott’s wife, Stacy Moritz (alongside Secret Aardvark business manager Rob Metnick) will tell us about Scott’s culinary journey, and the products that sprang from his fertile imagination.
Later in the show, we’ll turn our attention to a food that, in and of itself, seems to embody at least three of the seven deadly sins. Wyatt Woods and Donald Tyler have taken something already quite magical -chocolate- and raised the stakes considerably with a heart-stoppingly-good creation called Holy Kakow Organic Chocolate Syrup.
As we do with film, music, and myriad other shades of the creative rainbow, we in Portland hold a special place in our hearts for food. Sunday’s Outlook Portland pays tribute to these edible endearments.
Outlook Portland, Sunday at 6:30am, only on NW32 TV…the home of Gossip Girl, Melrose, and Rick Emerson.
NEXT WEEK: Portland author, publisher, and McSweeney’s contributor (!) Mr. Kevin Sampsell.