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Inside Portland's New Indie Food Magazine, Chomp!

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The report of print's death may be an exaggeration. Burnside Review editor Sid Miller has teamed with Pinball Publishing to launch Chomp!, a diminutive culinary magazine published on Portland's familiar Scout Books. Each issue features three separate books, each dedicated to one chef, and John Gorham (Toro Bravo), Pascal Sauton (formerly of Milwaukie Kitchen), and Nong Poonsukwattana (Nong's Khao Man Gai) serve as the first round of interview subjects, recipe-sharers, and 20-question answerers.

"This first issue is kind of test, to see what the response is," Miller says, noting that if successful, the plan is to release an issue ("each like the first, featuring three chefs") twice a year. As for the unique publication specs, Miller says "we hope that readers will want to keep these around, put them on their shelves, by their cookbooks... We thought that by focusing on the chefs, and a few recipes, that they can retain a certain amount of timelessness."

· Chomp! Vol 1 [Official site]
· All Previous Media Coverage [Eater PDX]