Taste This! – Newport Ave. Market’s Lamb Skewers

For this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt is back at Newport Avenue Market to go behind-the-scenes to see how they make their famous lamb skewers, plus, Donna learns how to make a tasty sauce to go with them.

Thanks to Jeff and the gang at Newport Avenue Market for the lamb skewer tutorial and also for giving us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short!! Eat good food! And have fun doing it! 

Taste This! – Mecca Grade Estate Malt

In this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt visits a thousand-acre family farm just north of Madras, where Brad Klann and his son, Seth are putting some of the grain they grow through the ancient process of malting.

The Mecca Grade Estate Malthouse and Tasting Room is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by reservation only and you can find them online at meccagrade.com.

A special thanks to  Newport Avenue Market. They give us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures.  Life is short!! Eat good food!  And have fun doing it!

Taste This! – Pisano’s Pizza in Tumalo

Homemade sauce, handmade dough, fresh cheese, local ingredients, and an Italian Pompeii oven! For this week’s Taste This!  Donna Britt looks at the art of making woodfired pizza at Pisano’s Woodfired Pizza in Tumalo.

Thanks to Ed for taking the time to teach Donna about true Italian woodfired pizza making and a special thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

Taste This! Custom Guacamole to Order at Newport Ave. Market

It’s the anniversary of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over French forces, but we celebrate Cinco de Mayo right here in Central Oregon. In this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt stops by Newport Avenue Market to sample freshly made guacamole and show off some locally made Mexican beer by Three Creeks Brewing.

Thanks to Lauren for the demo, and remember, you can stop by Newport Avenue Market Friday and Saturday afternoons for your freshly made-to-order guacamole.

A special thanks also to Joe, Jeff and the whole crew at Newport Avenue Market.  They give us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures.  Life is short!! Eat good food!  And have fun doing it!

Taste This! – New Basin Distilling Company

He went from school superintendent to whiskey distiller. In this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt introduces us to one of the founders of new basin distilling company in Madras to find out exactly what goes in to their small-batch craft spirits.

Move over Kentucky! Rick Molitor is making some delicious whiskey along with their first cut vodka and stagger gin, all now available in Central Oregon liquor stores. Donna also tried their Madras mule made with their strong whiskey and fresh Madras mint.

You can stop by New Basin Distilling Tuesday through Saturday for tours and tastings and also find them online at newbasin.com

A special thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

Taste This! – A Deviled Egg Contest & Preparing for Easter Celebrations

In this week’s culinary adventure, Donna Britt makes a special stop by her home base of Newport Avenue Market where Easter is taking center stage.

Congratulations to deviled egg contest winner: Randy Yokum, and a special thanks also to Joe, Jeff and the whole crew at Newport Avenue Market.  They give us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures.  Life is short!! Eat good food!  And have fun doing it!

Taste This! – Bevel Craft Brewing

In this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt introduces you to a professional disc golfing couple who is now throwing their energies into brewing craft beer. Bevel Craft Brewing is now open on Bend’s east side, in the 9th Street Village, and their hop-centric beers are pushing the envelope of IPA standards.

Val and Nate are so much fun, their brewery is beautiful and their beers are so yummy and they are now open. You can also find them online at bevelbeer.com.

A special thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

Taste This! – Great Earth Cafe & Market in Madras

In this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt headed north to Madras for some tasting and shopping at the Great Earth Cafe & MarketIf you’re driving through or you live nearby, stop in at the corner of 5th and D Street in Downtown Madras and you can also find them online at greatearthcafemarket.com.

Thanks to Troy, her husband and business partner, Gary, and the whole Great Earth gang for spending a morning with us, and thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

Taste This! – Local Culture Krauts

For this week’s Taste This! culinary adventure, Donna Britt takes us into a local kitchen where fermentation is happening and where old-fashioned sauerkraut is getting a delicious, modern twist! Donna says it’s the best kraut she’s ever tasted!

Look for it in local stores including Newport Avenue Market in Bend, Melvin’s in Sisters, at your local farmer’s market and online at localculturekrauts.com.

A special thanks to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.

Taste This! – Behind the Scenes at Immersion Brewing

Chances are, if you think of craft beer, you most likely think of it on tap or in bottles, but canning is one of the hottest trends in the industry right now. For this week’s Taste This! segment, Donna Britt takes you behind the scenes at Immersion Brewing to find out why more of their beers are coming out in cans these days.

Thanks to the folks at immersion brewing to showing Donna around and to Newport Avenue Market, who gives us the resources to take these weekly culinary adventures. Life is short. Eat good food. And have fun doing it.