Mother’s Best Comfort Food That Takes You Home Again
Lisa Schroeder changed careers at 35, enrolling in the Culinary Institute of America, working long hours in multiple restaurants, and finally starting upscale comfort-food mecca Mother’s Bistro & Bar in Portland ten years ago. From this outpost, Chef Schroeder combines her culinary training at one of the country’s most respected programs with a deep respect for the homey satisfaction of mothers’ recipes from all over. Just as her restaurant bridges the gap between the casual, traditional style of home cooking practiced by mothers and the savvy of a working chef, Schroeder’s book offers tips – called “Love Notes” – to explain the winning techniques behind her mom-inspired, chef-executed recipes. With 150 dishes from the restaurant, Mother’s Best promises to bring rustic, simple, home style cuisine to a mother’s kitchen near you.