Portland Now Has a “British Colonial Cuisine” Restaurant
about 2 years ago
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" Eater says the new Williams spot "serves the globally inspired dishes from the height of the British Empire" and that Krantz, a Portland-area native, was inspired by her time abroad, where "she's been lording over a mini bakery empire in Hong Kong for years." Before the restaurant opened, WW spoke with Krantz about her project. She told us that she's always been fascinated by "historical food" and that many of the menu items at her Hong Kong cafe developed because she was "surrounded by the British," who asked for things like molasses cookies and sausage rolls. "One of the things I find intriguing is colonial food," she told us over the phone. "Things that are a mix: old world, old style, whether American or English or even Asian, where the English brought their food and then mixed it." "
""Mixed it" is one way to describe what happened when the English went on their world-conquering spree, though it doesn't quite emphasize the fact that the conquered countries didn't have much choice in the matter of mixing their ingredients with English food."
Well, okay then.
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