Oregon has a long history with food that has led to the current food renaissance in Portland. Few people know that history better than Richard Engeman, an historian who specializes in the regional food history of Oregon and a menu collector who keeps a vivid blog full of marvelous artifacts, Oregon Rediviva. Richard talks about the evolution of food in this state, starting with a story about his experience eating horse as a poor college student.
“There was in fact a kind of explosion of interest in horse meat in the late 60s early 70s.” – Richard Engeman
He continues with reflections on how much things have changed based on the menu of a Central Oregon fast food restaurant from 1918. The story and interview were recorded at KBOO Community Radio in Portland, OR.
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